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The ant bully by John Nickle

The ant bully

by John Nickle

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Lucas is picked on by the neighborhood bully, and in turn terrorizes the ant colony. The ants create a potion that shrinks Lucas to the size of an ant. They put him on trial, and find him guilty of crimes against the colony -- his sentence? To live and work as an ant! Lucas learns about teamwork and the importance of friendship--and in the end, he saves the colony and is returned to his normal size. ( )
  JacquelineWelsh | Apr 4, 2017 |
A mean bully finds out what it is like to get picked on by someone bigger than you. Great book about a boy who becomes ant size and learns to see the world from a new perspective.
  haldemac | Feb 11, 2012 |
“The Ant Bully” written by John Nickle is a great story, with a message about bullying. The story introduces a young boy, Lucas, who is always bullied by Sid; Lucas is tired of being bullied, so he starts bullying the ants in his yard. The ants did not like Lucas, so the Queen ant started making Lucas work off his debt and shrunk him to the size of an ant. After Lucas completed his chores, the Queen returned him to his human size, and to Lucas’ delight, shrunk Sid. This is a great story and is appropriate for all ages because of the message about bullying.
  Lakapp | Jan 19, 2010 |
This books is about a boy named Lucas who gets bullied by a boy named Sid, so Lucas bullies ants to make himself feel better. He sprays the ant colonies in his yard with a hose and the ants decide they have to stop him. So, the ant queen shirks Lucas and has a talk with him about why he is being mean to her colony. He becomes friends with the ants and eventually the queen ant returns him to his normal size. Then Sid comes and tries to bully Lucas again but the ants shrink him.

  aecrozier | Jan 15, 2010 |
This book taught a good message. It was about this boy named Lucas who was a bit of a nerd. Lucas was always being bullied by another boy named Sid. Sid would always spray Lucas with the water hose so Lucas started bullying the ants. The ants got tired of Lucas spraying them with water so they forced him into the ant hole to talk to the queen. The book goes on to tell how the queen gave Lucas some shrinking potion and make him work of his debt with the worker ants.

At this website, you will find a list of John Nickle's books. You will also find his biography.
  rlhopper | Jan 14, 2010 |
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Lucas learns a lesson about bullying when he is pulled into the ant hole he has been tormenting.

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