Noira the Ant wears a diamond ring and tells everyone a king gifted it to her for bravery. She becomes famous as the Great Traveller Ant. But the truth is something different. Noira is a thief. Will the other ants learn the truth? What will Noira do if they find out?
The Ant Thief is a Read Aloud bed time story kids will enjoy. It is also suitable for children starting to discover books and stories. Recommended for ages 3-7.
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***** Review *****
Noira is only one of thousands and thousands of ants who all face the same problem. There is a thief taking their best food! As an ant who hates to work, she dallies all day singing songs and whistling tunes. When Noira is chastised by anyone, she steals from them! Noira is the Ant Thief and no one knows. In fact, others want Noira to help them catch the Ant Thief!
Noira goes on adventures and uses her stolen treasures to help her, until one day she is stuck in a sticky situation. She learns a very important lesson afterward!
Noira – a strong, black ant who lives in an anthill
She stole a diamond ring and told everyone it was a gift from a king, for bravery. It made her famous in the Land of Insects, as Great Traveller Ant. Everyone praised her, and admired her. They told her she must help them catch the Ant Thief.
She ran so fast that she dropped the ring. But she did not look for it. She ran all the way to her anthill.
The Highs and Lows
- – Noira. She is so mean! She doesn’t do any work to help her fellow ants and maintain her anthill. How can she not be exiled? She needs to do her part to help! Then, when other ants make comments about her not doing anything to help, she steals from them! How does she have any friends? I wouldn’t want to be her friend!
- + The magic cloth. Noira acquires a magic cloth, very similar to Harry’s Invisibility Cloak. Who wouldn’t want one of these? Unfortunately, she steals it, too.
- – The diamond ring. Noira shows this thing off like it’s her lifelong accomplishment, which I guess it is if she is renowned as The Traveller Ant in the Land of Insects…but how does the owner not hear about this famous person suddenly having a diamond ring?
- + Moral of the story. After Noira narrowly escapes her sticky situation, and losing both of her most valuable (stolen) items, she is very ashamed of the way others talked directly to her about her behavior as the Ant Thief. She learns a lesson from her sneaky underhandedness, and begins contributing as an Ant Worker.
I liked the illustrations of Noira. Her facial expressions matched up so perfectly to the words. She definitely has a superior look and attitude.
Recommendation – Buy, Borrow or Skip?
Buy! This is a cute book to enjoy over and over again and a great starter for beginning readers.
***** About the Author *****
Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for middle-graders and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children.
She wrote and illustrated her first picture book for kids in August, 2015. She plans to write a few more because the experience was very satisfying.
Ms Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes.
She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.
She also writes under the name Heera Datta.