Ant Cities by Arthur DorrosAnt Cities by Arthur Dorros

Ant Cities

byArthur DorrosIllustratorArthur Dorros

Paperback | June 23, 1988

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Did you ever wonder where an ant goes when it disappears into an anthill? Underneath the hill, there are miles of tunnels and hundreds of rooms! With simple, easy-to-understand words and colorful illustrations, Arthur Dorros explains the life of a harvester ant for the early reader and even shows readers how to build their own ant farms!

This is a Stage 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Arthur Dorros learned Spanish while traveling and living in Latin America and helped teach his son, Alex, the language. He is the author of many books for children, which have received acclaim such as the Orbis Pictus, the Parents' Choice, and the Pura Belpré Honor Awards. Arthur lives in Seattle, Washington.
Title:Ant CitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.1 inPublished:June 23, 1988Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064450791

ISBN - 13:9780064450799

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightful Introduction to Ants The text in this early reader picture book is delightful.  Brief and yet full of information and just about anything one could think to ask about basic facts of ants and then some.  Children will become fascinated and want their own ant farm as described on the last page.  I'd like to try another ant farm myself now!  I just don't like the illustrations; Dorros draws wish-washy scenes and the faces on his kids make them all appear to be grimacing; however, he does have an incredible talent for drawing the intricate mazes of the insides of an ant hill.  There are many of such drawings and they are fascinating to look at.  Worth the buy.  However this is too modern for my collection and is off to the thrift store.
Date published: 2013-12-13

From Our Editors

Dorros provides a beginning look at the fascinating world of ants--the variety of "cities" they build, the job each ant carries out, and the remarkable feats they can accomplish. Includes instructions for building an ant farm.