One Mean Ant
One Mean Ant
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Series: One Mean Ant   
Annotation: An astonishingly disagreeable ant meets his match in this pitch-perfect picture book comedy from Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier. Was there ever an ant as mean as this mean ant? Not likely. This ant is so mean that leaves fall off trees when he walks by. This ant is so mean that grapes shrivel when he looks at them. But when this mean ant finds himself lost in the desert and meets a fly that defies explanation . . . well, nothing is the same again.
Genre: [Humorous fiction]
Catalog Number: #194576
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Illustrator: Ruzzier, Sergio,
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-8394-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-8394-8
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2019939816
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly
-Once, there was an ant. A really mean ant,- Yorinks (Hey, Al) writes. -He was so mean, leaves would fall off trees when he walked by.- Ruzzier (Good Boy) draws the insect in minute, fascinating detail. The ant narrows his eyes, clenches his teeth and makes a fist with one of his four hands. -Hey, you, dig that hole!- he growls, -minding everyone else-s business- as he passes. Then, stomping around until he finds himself lost in the desert, he roasts and rages until he-s accosted by a goofy-looking fly who-s not bothered by having landed in the middle of nowhere: -I-m not lost... I just used to be someplace else, and now I-m here.- There-s little physical action; instead, the energy comes from Yorinks-s hotheaded dialogue (-Buzz off!-) and Ruzzier-s expressive characters and backgrounds. Though the even-tempered fly shows signs of being able to break through the ant-s hostile defenses, redemption is fleeting for the vaudevillian pair. And a surprise ending brings the proceedings to a sudden close that may prove a bit of a shock for those who have gotten into the lengthy story-s rhythm. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
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Reading Level: 1.0
Interest Level: P-2

An astonishingly disagreeable ant meets his match in this pitch-perfect picture book comedy from Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier.

Was there ever an ant as mean as this mean ant? Not likely. This ant is so mean that leaves fall off trees when he walks by. This ant is so mean that grapes shrivel when he looks at them. But when this mean ant finds himself lost in the desert and meets a fly that defies explanation . . . well, nothing is the same again. With this first in a planned trilogy, celebrated picture book creators Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier team up for a hilariously slapstick tale that will make a raucous read-aloud for any storytime.


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