One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes, Bonnie Mackain

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One hundred hungry ants march off single file to sample a picnic, but when the going gets too slow, they divide into two rows of fifty, then four rows of twenty . . . until they take so long that the picnic is gone! Engaging, whimsical illustrations make a gentle, visual introduction to math. 

"A rhyming text describes the progress of one hundred ants marching toward a picnic. To travel faster, one ant suggests dividing into two lines of fifty, then four lines of twenty-five, and finally ten lines of ten. Their frantic reorganization takes so long that the picnic is gone by the time they arrive. The illustrations, which look like linoleum cuts, use a pleasing palette and energetic lines to depict ants with highly individual characters."
- Horn Book

0.15" H x 8.0" L x 8.82" W

32 pages

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