The Love Ant by Duncan WellerThe Love Ant by Duncan Weller

The Love Ant

byDuncan Weller

Hardcover | December 3, 2012

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"Hamish is a good friend, and I'm happy to deliver this letter to his beautiful girlfriend, Laurette. This is such an honour!" exclaimed the ant. Hamish and Laurette are love birds who live at opposite ends of a long vine in the jungle, but is this task for the ant such an honour? The ant begins to have doubts when other creatures of the jungle ask why he is doing a love bird such a big favour.

The story was inspired by a commission for the Guildford Public Library in Surrey, B.C. On a single vine stretching from one end of the mural to the other, an ant carries a leaf letter. After only a few tellings, this story became an oral story, told by children to each other for thirteen years before Duncan turned it into this book.


Duncan Weller is a writer of children's books, adult fiction and poetry. The Love Ant is his fourth book for children, following the award-winning The Boy From the Sun. As the illustrator of his own work, he has the freedom to play with ideas and images like few others.  Duncan resides in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Title:The Love AntFormat:HardcoverDimensions:36 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.25 inPublished:December 3, 2012Publisher:Victory PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0986928461

ISBN - 13:9780986928468

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should read this book I don't have kids, but, if I did, I would definitely have this book for us to read together. It is an extremely accessible book for everyone. This book makes me wish I had kids to read to.
Date published: 2013-12-16
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Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Daughter Loves It! While reading this book to my 5 year old daughter, she repeatedly asked me how the artist/author was able to draw such 'perfect pictures'.  The story takes you into a world of wonder, the ending was surprising and a lesson was learned about equality among species, which really, I think, teaches equality among people.  Great story, beautiful illustrations.  I look forward to more from this talented author!
Date published: 2013-11-04