The wonderful wisdom of ants.

Philip Bunting is not a myrmecologist. He’s not even an entomologist. Gasp. Philip is just a keen dabbler who believes that the answers to many of life’s biggest questions can be found in your own back yard (once you’re ready to look). The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants is a picture book created to take a peek under the rock, and discover what we can learn from the world of the ant.

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants was listed as a CBCA Notable Book for 2021, shortlisted for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2021, and listed as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard book in 2023 (USA).

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants is published in Australia by Scholastic Australia (Feb 2020), in the Netherlands by WPG Kindermedia, in Poland by Zysk I S-Ka Wydawnictwo, in Portugal by Booksmile, in Korea by Eum, and in the USA by Penguin Random House.

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