Wednesday, January 22, 2020

April Sayre’s Book Ant, Ant, Ant: An Insect Chant

Billbug, bed bug,

bark beetle, bee

Painted lady butterfly,

flea, flea, flea!

This follow-up to the wildly popular TROUT, TROUT, TROUT: THE FISH CHANT celebrates American insects and insect diversity in general through a wild chant of their common names. Backmatter includes fun facts about each kind of insect featured. Trip Park’s illustrations are zanier than ever as he tackles the insect world.  

For English/Language Arts and Science standards met by this book, check the standards page.

Awards & Recognition
  • Grand Canyon Reader Awards Nominee 2009
  • "The text and illustrations are a natural pairing for exploring the insect world... A lively addition for insect units." -School Library Journal
  • "In this companion book to Trout, Trout, Trout!: A Fish Chant (NorthWord, 2004), an ant and 59 other American insects appear in a catchy chant that jumps, flits, and flies across flashy spreads." —Carolyn Janssen, School Library Journal
Teaching Resources
  • For a real "insect fest" story hour combine this with my other books that involve insects: The Bumblebee Queen Army Ant Parade If You Should Hear a Honey Guide Home At Last: a Song of Migration
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Spring, 2005
NorthWord Press


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