In our everyday lives, we’re surrounded by creatures large and small, and if we look closely, we’ll see that their lives are full of surprises. This book features one of the most common species of ants in Taiwan (gray-black spiny ants) as the protagonist to bring readers into a world of fascinating creatures.
Have you ever seen an orderly row of black dots in the park, or on a fence or a pile of waste? Gray-black spiny ants are a species of ant commonly found in Taiwan who live all around us, so keep your eyes peeled as you make your way through this book and see how they cooperate with aphids and compete with other insects, as well as how they forage, work, and have families so their population multiplies over generations.
With the lifecycle of the ants serving as the main book’s main storyline, the authors use vivid language and scientific illustrations rendered in realistic brushstrokes to guide readers through the natural ecology of the gray-black spiny ants. They hope that by the end of the story, young readers will start to love and understand the natural world and respect all the tiny lives within it.