Menu

Busy Ants – English Level 1 Pratham Books

busy antsBusy Ants – In this story we follow the ants as they show us what magnificent little creature they are. This book will keep your young readers entertained as they learn all about how busy the ants are and what they do, and more and us have in common. This book is one of the four books in the ‘Animals Around Us’ series.

This is a Level 1 book brought to us by Prathams’ Storyweaver. This book is perfect for children who are eager to start reading. Level 1 books have lots of pictures with images to help illustrate the words being said so that young readers will have a better understanding of the meaning of the words.

Download or read the flipbook online of the full version of this English story book Busy Ants on the buttons below the post.

Busy Ants (English) is written by Kanchan Bannerjee, illustrated by Deepa Balsavar, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2015) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on www.storyweaver.org.in

Text from Busy Ants with Sample Images

Busy antsHello, I am the fourth one in the line. Can you see me?

Left, right, left, right. We walk silently in a line.

I just got an idea. I am going to get a set of WHEELS to move faster!

Busy antsWe are not noisy like other animals. Ours is a language of smells.

One kind of smell says, “Follow me this way for a feast.”

Another smell says, “Danger! Do not go there.”

I love cakes and all kinds of sweets, just like you.

Busy antsWant to see my muscles at work?
I may look very tiny to you, but I am very strong.

Never mind if the door is shut. I can slip through the smallest crack.

Believe it or not, hundreds of us live happily in a colony.

 

<end of text and sample images from Busy Ants>

Download/read online free on the buttons below the post!

LET US LEARN SOME NEW WORDS.

Small – Big
Slow – Fast
Short – Tall
Thin – Fat
Hard – Soft
Noisy – Quiet

Here are some words with their opposites. Can you make a sentence for each pair of opposite words?
For example, ‘An ant is small; an elephant is big’. “As busy as an ant” is a nice way to describe someone who is very hard working.

Reading Comprehension Questions and Worksheet

Here are some reading comprehension questions based on the story:

Based on the text, answer yes of no to the following questions:
1. Do ants like sweets?

2. Do ants use a language of smells?

3. Do ants live alone?

Give a similar (synonym) word for the following:

4. Small

5. Fast

Give the opposite (antonym) for the following words:

6. Noisy

7. Sweet

Answer the following questions:

8. What do you like about this story?

9. What do you not like about this story?

10. What have you learned about ants?

See also the following worksheet based on this book from ISL Collective:
Worksheet based on Busy Ants – viewable/printable pdf
Worksheet based on Bust Ants – editable odt 
ISL Collective – doc file

About Pratham, Read India

Pratham Books was set up in 2004, as part of the Read India movement, a nation-wide campaign to promote reading among children. Pratham Books is a not-for-profit organization that publishes quality books for children in multiple Indian languages. Pratham’s mission is to see “a book in every child’s hand” and democratize the joy of reading.

Pratham’s books are available now in digital form on the Storyweaver platform.

Read along with the video below

Read Busy Ants in different languages below

Increvables fourmisIncrevables fourmis ! 

Busy Ants French Level 1

 

hormigas ocupadasHormigas Ocupadas

Busy Ants Spanish Level 1

See more Pratham books’ Storyweaver below

 

Chiu’s Powers - Chiu sees exciting things that others cannot – flying rockets and fish swimming on the blackboard. Ajji takes Chiu to the eye doctor to find out about her magical powers. Sample Text from Chiu’s Powers Chiu is late for school. But she cannot find her red bottle. Is that her bottle? Or is it a ...
There’s a Hole in my Galaxy - In the year 2563 Maya and her friend Ava borrow the family space ship for a trip to Pluto. Halfway there they have a battle with a black hole where they are almost sucked in. Along the way, we learn lots of facts about black holes. Sample text from There’s a Hole in my Galaxy ...
Why Do Sunflowers Love the Sun? - Viveka wants to paint the sunflowers near her house, but they keep moving. Follow this story to find out the mystery of how the sunflowers change throughout the day. Sample Text from Why Do Sunflowers Love the Sun? Viveka wants to paint the sunflower field near her house. She looks at the sunflowers carefully one ...
Get Down, Rocky! - Rocky the Goat has got out and chased the rooster wind vane onto the church roof, who let him out, and how would they get him down? Find out more about what Rose, Amma, Appa, the coconut seller, the banana-leaf seller, the shopkeeper and the carpenter do to get Rocky down in this cute short ...
Eye Can See – From magnifying glases to telescopes - Eye Can See details a group of children’s visit to their parent’s laboratory and all the magnifying equipment they find. From magnifying glass to microscope, binoculars to a telescope, this book teaches children about all things magnifying. Sample Text From Eye Can See School is closed for summer. Every day Chanda, Tinku and Motu have ...
A Street, or a Zoo? - Three children are playing in the street, where they happen upon several different animals. Is it a street, or a zoo? Find out what they do with the animals they find in this cute story for young children. Sample Text from A Street, or a Zoo? Sonu, Monu and Rina set out to play. They ...
Megan and the Princess of Death - In this second Megan mysteries book, we find Megan after following Frits down a cable car line, trapped in another strange world, The Hopah Place, with an annoying princess. Megan and Frits must journey through a series of scary-creepy caves to find their way back home, but first, she must solve three riddles. Will Megan ...
Happy Maths 3 – Measurements - This is the number 3 book in the Happy Maths series, where children can learn about maths from a series of stories that convert maths problems into fun adventures. Book 3 in the series deals with measurements. Sample Text from Happy Maths 3 Sankhya and Ganith have been learning a lot of things in their ...
Why Are Bubbles Round? - Manu and Maya want to make some bubbles, why buy a bubble kit when you can make your own, their Ma suggests. They make their own bubble kit and then get to wondering more, for example what if the bubble kit shapes were not round, would it produce square bubbles? What if they added some ...
Lost in the Internet - Kunal’s Mum warned him against watching too much on the internet lest he gets sucked in, but he doesn’t listen. Kunal gets suddenly sucked into the internet and goes on a journey of discovery. Sample Text From Lost in the Internet Kunal loved the Internet. He was always asking Mummy for her phone so he ...

See more books in Spanish below

 

¡Hogar dulce hogar! ¡Hogar dulce hogar! – The Best House Of All Spanish - ¡Hogar dulce hogar! – The Best House Of All Spanish – What does it take to build a house? what do you need and where is the right place to build a house? These are some of the questions that is going to be answered in this book about a girl who aspires to become ...
La Carrera La Carrera – The Race Spanish - La Carrera – The Race Spanish – A short story with simple words that provides easy reading for children. In this story, the children are having a toy car race. The book has illustrations that demonstrate what is being told in the story so children can understand the words. This is a level 1 Spanish ...
Dónde está Sapito? ¿Dónde está Sapito? – Have you seen Sundari? Spanish - ¿Dónde está Sapito? – Have you seen Sundari? Spanish – Sundari a frog who loves to hide is hiding on every page of the book. Help this little girl as she goes to search for her friend Sundari. A fun game for young children that will encourage them to read and observe every page of ...
Biju teje magia Biju teje magia – Biju Spins Some Magic Spanish - Biju teje magia – Biju Spins Some Magic Spanish – Biju is from a family of handloom weavers he was born in the village of Jilminda. His father does not believe that his son Biju needs to attend school as it will only give funny ideas to Biju about working in an office. Biju convinced ...
El enfado de Akku El enfado de Akku – Angry Akku Spanish - El enfado de Akku – Angry Akku Spanish – Having children tell you things that upset them could be hard sometimes. Just like in this story where Akku gets off from school all angry and upset. She won’t even speak to her dad without acting up. As her father tries to talk to her he ...
Tórtola Tórtola – Turtle Dove Spanish - Tórtola – Turtle Dove Spanish – This is a cute short story about a turtle dove and the things that it can and cannot do. This is suited for young readers who like to improve their Spanish reading skills. The book contains simple easy to understand words. Author: All Children Reading Cambodia Illustrator: Choeurn Brus ...
Quién es? Quién es? – Who is it? Spanish - Quién es? – Who is it? Spanish – A short story about animals and sound. As in the story Priya hears a sound and went out to investigate what is making that sound. A short story that is perfect for young readers. This book has repetition and simple to understand words. This is a level ...
El efecto dominó El efecto dominó – A Whistling Good Idea Spanish - El efecto dominó – A Whistling Good Idea Spanish – In this book the concept of Rube Goldberg is being introduced to young readers as Nivi our main protagonist lines up things that will cause the stove switch to turn off once the cooker’s starts to whistle. Rude Goldberg concept works on the principle of ...
El dolor de muelas real El dolor de muelas real – The Royal Toothache – Colouring and hygiene Spanish - El dolor de muelas real – The Royal Toothache – Colouring and hygiene Spanish – Having a tooth ache, and no one is there to help because everyone is scared of the very thing that you are in pain with your sharp teeth, is terrible. Who could be able to solve the problem the king ...
¿Escuchaste? ¿Escuchaste? – Did You Hear? – Early nature book about bird sounds Spanish - ¿Escuchaste? – Did You Hear? – Early nature book about bird sounds Spanish this is a non-fiction book about birds and the sound they create when they are talking. The Brahminy who sounds like a baby, the Malabar who whistles happily and many more birds are in this book perfect for a young aspiring ornithologist. ...

See more books in French below

 

¡Hogar dulce hogar! ¡Hogar dulce hogar! – The Best House Of All Spanish - ¡Hogar dulce hogar! – The Best House Of All Spanish – What does it take to build a house? what do you need and where is the right place to build a house? These are some of the questions that is going to be answered in this book about a girl who aspires to become ...
La Carrera La Carrera – The Race Spanish - La Carrera – The Race Spanish – A short story with simple words that provides easy reading for children. In this story, the children are having a toy car race. The book has illustrations that demonstrate what is being told in the story so children can understand the words. This is a level 1 Spanish ...
Dónde está Sapito? ¿Dónde está Sapito? – Have you seen Sundari? Spanish - ¿Dónde está Sapito? – Have you seen Sundari? Spanish – Sundari a frog who loves to hide is hiding on every page of the book. Help this little girl as she goes to search for her friend Sundari. A fun game for young children that will encourage them to read and observe every page of ...
Biju teje magia Biju teje magia – Biju Spins Some Magic Spanish - Biju teje magia – Biju Spins Some Magic Spanish – Biju is from a family of handloom weavers he was born in the village of Jilminda. His father does not believe that his son Biju needs to attend school as it will only give funny ideas to Biju about working in an office. Biju convinced ...
El enfado de Akku El enfado de Akku – Angry Akku Spanish - El enfado de Akku – Angry Akku Spanish – Having children tell you things that upset them could be hard sometimes. Just like in this story where Akku gets off from school all angry and upset. She won’t even speak to her dad without acting up. As her father tries to talk to her he ...
Tórtola Tórtola – Turtle Dove Spanish - Tórtola – Turtle Dove Spanish – This is a cute short story about a turtle dove and the things that it can and cannot do. This is suited for young readers who like to improve their Spanish reading skills. The book contains simple easy to understand words. Author: All Children Reading Cambodia Illustrator: Choeurn Brus ...
Quién es? Quién es? – Who is it? Spanish - Quién es? – Who is it? Spanish – A short story about animals and sound. As in the story Priya hears a sound and went out to investigate what is making that sound. A short story that is perfect for young readers. This book has repetition and simple to understand words. This is a level ...
El efecto dominó El efecto dominó – A Whistling Good Idea Spanish - El efecto dominó – A Whistling Good Idea Spanish – In this book the concept of Rube Goldberg is being introduced to young readers as Nivi our main protagonist lines up things that will cause the stove switch to turn off once the cooker’s starts to whistle. Rude Goldberg concept works on the principle of ...
El dolor de muelas real El dolor de muelas real – The Royal Toothache – Colouring and hygiene Spanish - El dolor de muelas real – The Royal Toothache – Colouring and hygiene Spanish – Having a tooth ache, and no one is there to help because everyone is scared of the very thing that you are in pain with your sharp teeth, is terrible. Who could be able to solve the problem the king ...
¿Escuchaste? ¿Escuchaste? – Did You Hear? – Early nature book about bird sounds Spanish - ¿Escuchaste? – Did You Hear? – Early nature book about bird sounds Spanish this is a non-fiction book about birds and the sound they create when they are talking. The Brahminy who sounds like a baby, the Malabar who whistles happily and many more birds are in this book perfect for a young aspiring ornithologist. ...

Sponsored Links:

Note – if you sign up through these links, it doesn’t cost you any extra, but FKB receives a small donation, which helps us move towards our aim of
FREE Hardcopies!  

All our posts are checked by Grammarly, the FREE online grammar checker (We still receive a donation even if you only sign up for the free account :-):

This site is hosted by Bluehost:

 
Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

....