A delightfully illustrated story that is both entertaining and informative. Life in an ant colony is portrayed by Arnold Ant who is nearing the end of his life as the colony’s father and grandfather. The importance of positive behaviours is emphasised by the ordered hierarchy within the ants’ family. A story that engages a wide age range of children.
Alice Horwill is a retired, registered primary school teacher. She lives in a small rural town in central Victoria, Australia. As well as writing children’s stories, she assists her husband in the breeding of angora goats for their fine and lustrous mohair. As a volunteer Alice is involved in many community organisations, including one of the two local primary schools where she assists students with their literacy activities.
Her childhood days were spent on a small farm in the country, where she loved the outdoors and spent much time admiring nature’s small creatures. This background helped her in creating Arnold thus recognising the ants’ intelligence and the creation of their ordered and sophisticated hierarchy.
Arnold Ant is her second published book; she trusts you will warm to this adorable character just as she has.