These Fun Facts and Extreme Close-Up Photos Will Amaze You! This colorful, fact-filled book presents an informative portrait of ants, covering their unique characteristics, their colonies, their eating habits, and reproduction. Readers will learn how ants tunnel under the ground to build elaborate nests, how they "farm" aphids, and how one queen can lay 50 million eggs a year. An ideal choice for encouraging kids to learn about science, this easy-to-read nonfiction book features lots of close-up color photos from National Geographic. A picture glossary helps children learn new vocabulary words, such as larvae, pupae, and colony.