Review: The Trouble with Ants
Nora loves science and finds ants fascinating. She has an ant farm and is recording ant data in a notebook. No one else finds her ants all that interesting – neither her scientist parents or her classmates who would rather watch cat videos. Can Nora convince everyone that ants are cool by setting a world record or writing a persuasive speech?
- a female protagonist who loves science
- interesting ant facts scattered throughout the book
- a fun and realistic storyline
- fabulous illustrations by Katie Kath
In case you can’t tell, I adored this book. I thought Nora was fabulous and a great role model for young females. I enjoyed the ant facts and found myself sharing a few with other people. For instance,
A worker ant is less than one-millionth the size of a human being. But all of the ants in the world taken together weigh as much as all the human beings in the world.
The story in The Trouble with Ants is a lot of fun and Katie Kath‘s fun illustrations do much to augment it. Pick this book up for the middle grade reader in your life!
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