Book Review: The Ant Thief by Gita V. Reddy

26725128Title: The Ant Thief

Author: Gita V. Reddy

Genre: Children’s Books

Publication Date: October 9, 2015

About the Book

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.
For ages 3-7.

Available on Amazon.

My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the author for an honest review.

The Ant Thief is about Noira, an ant who is lazy so she steals food from other ants. She also steals other things such as a diamond ring. When she is caught stealing honey from some bees, she is threatened by the Queen Bee. Suddenly, she changes her ways and becomes The Ant Worker.

Although this is a cute book, I did have a couple of issues with it. Noira never felt guilty about what she was doing. She only quit stealing because she was caught and threatened. The book didn’t address her lying at the end. Did she quit lying too? I like books that teach children about morals but Noira learned her lesson in the wrong way, I think.

My other issue was that the Queen Bee told Noira that her bees would kill her if she stole their honey again. I don’t think that’s something that should be in a bedtime story for 3-7 year olds.

UPDATE: Talk about feeling like I can make a difference! The author contacted me to let me know she made some changes and now the book is little kid friendly. The Queen Bee no longer threatens to kill Noira and when Noira goes home she does feel guilty and that’s why she changes her ways. Now it’s definitely a great book for 3-7 year olds!

About the Author

7023197Gita 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

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