Ant Cities

Ant Cities

by Arthur Dorros

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064450799
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/23/1988
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 266,893
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Arthur Dorros views being a writer like being a traveling detective. He finds ideas all around. He learned Spanish while living in Latin America, and many of his stories, such as Abuelo, grow from those experiences. Arthur is the author of many books for children, including Julio's Magic, a CLASP Américas Award Commended Title; Papá and Me, a Pura Belpré Honor Book; and the popular Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Ant Cities. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


Arthur Dorros views being a writer like being a traveling detective. He finds ideas all around. He learned Spanish while living in Latin America, and many of his stories, such as Abuelo, grow from those experiences. Arthur is the author of many books for children, including Julio's Magic, a CLASP Américas Award Commended Title; Papá and Me, a Pura Belpré Honor Book; and the popular Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Ant Cities. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Ant Cities (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
patsila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
illustrates the workings of ant colonies in an interesting way
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has plenty of basic facts about ants, focusing on the harvester ant. It also talks about a variety of ant species and how they vary. At the end it explains how to create an ant farm. It's clear, and easy to read, and taught me about some of the different ants I see every day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Informative and interesting study of a fascinating underworld! Colorful illustrations, easy to understand facts, and relevant information make this book a valuable resource for any classroom or home. Kids of all ages will benefit from reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Ant Cities¿ is a Let¿s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book by Arthur Dorros. This book was published in 1987. Dorros was born in Washington, DC on May 19, 1950. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin. On the side of writing and illustrating books, he also does photography. One of his passions is nature, which is wonderfully shown in the science books he has written. ¿Ant Cities¿ is a book that informs children about the organization, the specialization roles, and some of the physical characteristics about ants and their community. In this book it tells why and how ants build their nest, ¿the ants build that hill to live in, and each ant has work to do.¿ Throughout several pages, the book goes into more explanation about Harvest Ants, such as the foods they eat, the queen ant who lays a number of eggs, the identification of different Harvest ants, and the different duties ants have to do. Not all ants like the same food, and ¿there are over 10,000 kinds of ants.¿ The book gives a few details of several different ants that eat different foods, such as Thief and Army ants. Different ants also build different cities to live in, ¿Janitor ants make their nests in hollowed-out tree wigs.¿ Ants can make their cities almost anywhere, and some ant cities have a bunch of ants while others just have a few. To find out how to make your own ant farm, read this book. You will see up close how ants work and live. This books genre is Informational. It is a very simple, cute book, and children will learn many things about ants. Children will definitely enjoy reading this book, because it is easy to read and understand. The illustrations are nicely done as well. I would recommend this book to both children and teachers. It is an excellent book to use in a curriculum unit on social insects, ants. This books age range is 5 to 9. Dorros, Arthur. Ant Cities. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1987.