Angelo, The Unappreciated Ant is a meaningful story about a small ant named Angelo who feels unappreciated. His siblings are stronger and bigger than he is, and even though he is small, he can still do everything they can do. But his siblings don't feel the same way and don't believe in him. They feel that he holds them back and is slow in getting chores done interferring with their play time. Angelo feels very sad about how badly he is treated by his own family.
As the story progresses, Angelo receives a chance to prove himself in an unusual way. Will he be able to change his families mind and show them his true worth?
This is a simply told story that many children will be able to relate to and understand. The colorful illustrations enhance the telling of the story. Barbara does a fabulous job creating a connection with the reader as they can empathize with the character in some way or another. The message of the story is subtle, but powerful. Never judge a book by its cover, for its contents may just surprise you. This 28 page story is perfect for young children 5 years old and up.