© Heather Castles / Rubicon Publishing
“Ants Go Marching”
Illustrated by Heather Castles
Written by Larry Swartz & Cathy Marks-Krpan
Published by Abrams Math Readers(TM) and Rubicon Publishing (Oakville, Canada)
Published Date : September - November 2005
Media Used To Create : Colored Pencil, Pencil, Watercolor
Collaborators : J. Drew
Description of the process :
This is the fourth children’s book I illustrated in a 12 month period… and all 500+ ants were a bit monotonous to illustrate by the end! I had considered digitally duplicating the ants, but hey, I wasn’t in the mood for cutting corners!
Counting book to the childhood song “The Ants Go Marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah!…” These ants march one by one, two by two, and so on until there are ten groups of ten. This book is ideal for reinforcing addition, multiplication, and growing patterns.