Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ants Rule by Bob Barner - OPTIONAL

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

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