Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ANTics (REVIEW)

ANTics

Author:  Dakota Douglas
Category: Children's Book (Non Illustrated)
Suitable for: all ages, ideal for age 7+
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle
Pages: 138

Description: Three friendly ants set out on a expedition to find food for their colony. They meet some strangers who are nice like a pleasant worm and a helpful butterfly but also some strangers who are evil like the spider Puggy who wishes to eat them. They encourage each other and work together to accomplish impossible tasks and find their way home safely.

In Short: This book is about the journey of a group of 3 ants with their own unique personalities. It features the following themes: good vs. evil, bullies, friendship, teamwork, self-confidence, and vengeance destroys the avenger. It is a great story where the little guy gets to become a hero. It shows you should never bully someone for not being like you and not to underestimate anyone. We are all capable of great things. This is a great bedtime story.

Pros: This book is highly entertaining and has a fast paced, exciting plot. The messages in the story are positive and can be related to real life. The book is very well written and lets you let's you enjoy the world from an ant's point of view while also showing how these same events appear to us humans, this helps children comprehend everything going on. It features fun "ant" puns for the names of the characters.

At the end of the book the author encourages kids to write by talking about a news reporter ant and asking what they think their article should say. This is a great promotion of literacy to children without it seeming like un-fun school work!





I was given a free copy of this book in return for my honest review. 


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