In this award-winning science picture book, favorite author Arthur Dorros introduces readers to the fascinating society of ants. Through lively explanations and detailed cartoon-like pictures, he uses the example of the harvester ant to show the complexity with which ant communities are organized. As in a people city, he explains, each individual has a specific job: some ants clean the nest, others dig new tunnels, and some gather food, while the queen of each ant city keeps busy laying eggs. As children will see, the success of the city depends on qualities of industriousness and cooperation. Sure to enthrall bug-minded kids, this clever introduction encourages up-close exploration, with instructions for making a simple ant farm.