ONE MEAN ANT, by Arthur Yorinks, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier, Candlewick Press

Fun Illustrations, Great Story!

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 story time.

Out February 2020

48 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This was a fun read. I loved the story which mirrored the lion and mouse story a bit. The illustrations were sweet and cute, except the last one. Ew!

Great message about friendship. Just an overall great book for kids to enjoy. East vocabulary for new readers and special needs kids to read and understand. Nice lesson about why some may be in a bad mood and how important it is to be a good friend even when the friendship is challenged at time.

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