“Thank you, Your Majesty, please tell me more.
What do you mean that they must live the law?”
“Well, a law makes people know the wrong from the right
They don’t get mixed up and get into a fight.”
People know from the law just what they must do,
A mouse knows when to run, a cow knows when to moo.”
“Oh, Your Majesty, you’re really most wise.”
“Well, the answer my friend is up in the skies.”
“What noisy nonsense is happening here?
There’s something you need that is not very clear.”
The niggly night hawk was not always nice,
but he saw the ant needed some helpful advice.
“Up in that tree can you see a neat nest?
Well next to the nest you will find a big pest.
I think he is nosy, but sometimes he’s right.
I’m losing my sleep as he hoo-hooos through the night.”
Ants in Pants and Bees in Trees is more than an alphabet Book. Alphonso Ant’s journey to find a way to stop his ants from fighting is full of mystery and intrigue. Besides being a story, it is a jumping-off point to enrichment and naturally lends itself to other areas of the curriculum. It provides the teacher/parent scope to have fun while delving into subjects that include language arts, social science, nature, mathematics, and philosophy.
The story, accompanied by beautiful illustrations, is written in rhyme, giving opportunity for the enhancement of phonological awareness, and children will love coming up with their own mysterious ending.
About the Author
Before Lyn Traill moved into the corporate space, she worked for many years in education as a teacher, and then consultant, specialising in creating programs for students who didn’t ‘fit into the system’. The programs she wrote for these students and their parents, set a new benchmark by providing unique opportunities for enhancing creativity and thinking skills. Her educational books have been published by Longman, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.