Ants are some of the world's most fascinating insects! This book's easy-to-read text and larger-than-life color photos bring the ant's world to life, introducing readers to an ant's diet, habitat, enemies, and methods of defense. Diagrams help readers investigate the concept of metamorphosis and identify body parts, from the ant's antennae to its stinger. The digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems are also described. A step-by-step approach to scientific classification helps place ants within the order Hymenoptera. Readers are also encouraged to consider the benefits and drawbacks of ants, as well as how they impact our daily lives. From honey pot ants to army ants, young entomologists will enjoy uncovering the lives of these amazing creatures. Informative sidebars and Bug Bytes aim to peak readers' interest, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability. Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.