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I Saw an Ant in a Parking Lot Hardcover – March 1, 2007

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With mock-epic flair, the author-illustrator team of I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track (2006) comically elevates a tiny scenario--an ant crossing a parking lot--with mega silliness and suspense. Observant parking-lot matron and primary-narrator Dorothy Mott fears she is about to witness disaster as a minivan and ant, each unaware of the other, converge on the same spot--minivan to park, ant to eat. Then, at the crucial moment, as the ant is about to get blotted, Mott's heroic doughnut toss lures the ant away, averting calamity. Tongue-in-cheek rhyming stanzas feature playful asides and encourage lively read-alouds. The boldly colored computer-enhanced art offers witty depictions, blending caricatured realistic characters alongside cartoons. This combination of high drama and goofy hilarity will leave kids breathlessly awaiting the ant's fate. Shelle Rosenfeld
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: AD840L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402738234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402738234
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I have to agree with the other reviewers. I regard "I Saw an ant On a Railroad Track" as one of the most brilliant children's books ever, and this one tries but falls short. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad--still a jaunty rhyme, still some suspense, still fun--but the poem in this book is somewhat contrived and way too sophisticated and abstract for kids. Ant on a Railroad Track is perfect--suspenseful, fun, heartwarming and the rhyming is flawless and easy to understand. Both books have incredible animations. If you haven't read the original, buy it and read it out loud to someone--you'll see the magic.
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Format: Hardcover
I actually read this before reading "I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track," and I found this one far more creative and engaging. My son did not like "I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track" nearly as much. The rhymes are clever and cute, and the illustrations are funny and supportive of the story. This is my 5 year old's new favorite book.
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As the sequel to "I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track" this book is a tad disappointing. While the illustrations are as beautiful, entertaining, and interesting, the poetry is a bit more forced than in the first book (which was excellent, by the way). Overall, it's a good read for someone who liked the first one and wants something similar, but be prepared to find it a bit less intriguing than the first. After this one, I would still look to buy a third in this series, but I would read it in the bookstore first to be sure.
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Format: Hardcover
I got this book because we love, love, love "I Saw An Ant on the Railroad Track." But this one falls a little short. My 3 year old can't follow it as well. Still a cute book but maybe for older kids.
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Format: Hardcover
Just as cute, clever and brilliantly illustrated as "I Saw an Ant on a Railroad Track". My toddler loves these books and I have fun with the rhymes while reading to him.
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