Rhymed verse propels a spirited math lesson. "The unexpected pairing of sophisticated art and lighthearted text lends this book particular distinction," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
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"A first-time author and illustrator are off to an impressive start in this spirited story . . . The unexpected pairing of sophisticated art and light-hearted text lends this book particular distinction." Publishers Weekly
A rhyming text describes the progress of one hundred ants marching toward a picnic. To travel faster, one ant suggests dividing into two lines of fifty, then four lines of twenty-five, and finally ten lines of ten. Their frantic reorganization takes so long that the picnic is gone by the time they arrive. The illustrations, which look like linoleum cuts, use a pleasing palette and energetic lines to depict ants with highly individual characters.
love to have literature across the curriculum, read as a part of our math, students then can take and read on their own time, gives another hands on, visual for the studentPublished 19 months ago by Corinna Walsh
This book was enjoyed by myself and the kids I read it to. The ants on their way to a picnic held our attention with anticipation of how the ants were going to form thier lines. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Vanessa
This story reads really well with nice rhymes. The little ants are on a quest for a picnic, but discover that spending too much time organizing can result in not getting the... Read morePublished on April 23 2002 by Jane James