I received a children's book to review the other day titled "Little Black Ant on Park Street" and I have to say, I'm so happy to have it in our family's library. Knowing how much Evan adores ants (and I mean ADORES. We have ant farms and pet ants and he is forever sitting on the sidewalk beside the grass, studying how they move and walk.) he was enthralled with it and has read it several times already!
Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz and written by Janet Halfmann, the pictures are absolutely beautiful to accompany a sweet story about a little ant's adventures in an ordinary yard.
Little Black Ant on Park Street is part of the Smithsonian's Backyard collection. This grouping of children's books is focused on the animals that our kids may find in their own backyards. The habitats, life cycles and other important facts about ants, bullfrogs, badgers and more come to life through the lovely artwork and age appropriate descriptions.
I highly recommend them all!