Barner, Bob Ants Rule: The Long and Short of it. PICTURE BOOK. Holiday House, 2017. $17.
The ants are planning a surprise fro the insect friends, but before they can finish, they need to measure all of the bugs. Being ants, of course, everyone is measured based on standard ant length – measured and compared and ordered.
Barner’s collage art is very cute and the ants’ measuring and comparing is a fun lesson for lower elementary or very low students. What I don’t really get is the end – why did the ants need to do all that measuring for their surprise? The math teachers that I showed the book to made the same comment.
EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher