Ants Rule: The Long and Short of It (Paperback)

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Mite-size engineers construct the perfect roller coaster in this fun-filled introduction to measurement and data presentation.

The ants need to plan the Blowout Bug Jamboree! But how can they build a roller coaster for the festival if they don't know how many bugs will come, or how big those bugs will be?

This enjoyable introduction to measurement, comparison, and data visualization focuses on building math skills that aren't dependent on units-- so it works equally well for young readers used to inches or centimeters.

And most of all-- it's fun! Colorful cut-paper art brings the bugs-- and their creations-- to life. In a deluxe fold-out spread, everything comes together in a huge, perfect rollercoaster-- big enough for all the bugs at the Jamboree to enjoy, and filled with tiny details for clever readers to spot!

About the Author

Bob Barner is the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books for children, including Fish Wish, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, and the bilingual Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos. His work has received the Parents' Choice Award and the Teachers' Choice Award. An accomplished artist, he began his career as a cartoonist working on Li'l Abner under Al Capp before moving on to art direction and illustration. His clients include The Boston Globe, Scholastic, Chronicle, the New England Aquarium, Little, Brown, and many more. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Praise For…

"A quirky approach to math that should spur divergent thinking."—Kirkus Reviews
"a fine overview of an infrequently written about topic and a natural addition to STEM curricula."—School Library Journal
Winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823441747
ISBN-10: 0823441741
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English