Ciondolino is the little Italian boy who became an ant and had many thrilling adventures with other ants, and wasps and bees. Vamba is the clever Italian writer who described these adventures. We American children ought to be as grateful to Miss Woodrufl Ffor introducing Vamba to us as for letting us get acquainted with Ciondolino. For the impossible in Ciondolino slife is such delightful fancy and so frankly makebelieve, while the possible is so true and so fascinatingly told, that we shall all want to read other books by this man in far oflF Italy who knows so well what children like. To be an ant in size and shape and habits, and to live with ants and other insects, but all the time to keep the memories and have the mind Pof a little boy is plainly a combination that prom5 ises exciting situations.
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