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Rocket Red: A Little Ant with a Big Dream

(10 customer reviews)

Join Rocket Red’s journey in this funny, punny, action-packed bug story about determination, friendship, teamwork, and the power of music.

Rocket Red is a little guitar-playing, singing ant who dreams of becoming a big rock star. His mom, the queen ant, disapproves! She believes his job is to work and feed the ant colony. The only one who seems to believe in him is his pal, Beebop Bea.

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Join Rocket Red’s journey in this funny, punny, action-packed bug story about determination, friendship, teamwork, and the power of music.

Rocket Red is a little guitar-playing, singing ant who dreams of becoming a big rock star. His mom, the queen ant, disapproves! She believes his job is to work and feed the ant colony. The only one who seems to believe in him is his pal, Beebop Bea.

One day, delayed by practicing with his Lucky Bug Band, Red finds himself all alone and in a dreadful jam. Can his music somehow save him?

In addition to the fun story, children are delighted to search for Beebop Bea hiding in the pages and to count the red ants throughout the book–from the writers of the celebrated War at the Ice Cream Store and creators of Biff Bam Booza, the interactive community of trusted entertainment for kids.

Awards and actual book reviews

Today we read the Rocket Red: A Little Ant with a Big Dream by Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson illustrated by Remesh Ram. It is an uplifting story of an ant with a big dream of becoming a rock star. He runs into some trouble on the way, but with the help of his friends and community, he ultimately achieves his dreams. This story is so fun and engaging and included some wonderful puns! The illustrations are bright, colorful, and eye-catching. The book also asks readers to count the ants in the book and includes a QR code to check your answer on their interactive website. The website has super catchy songs to go along with all the books in the Biff Bam Booza @biffbambooza family, including the award-winning War at the Ice Cream Store. Rocket Red is a wonderful book and it is easy to see what it is highly recommended by the Midwest Book Review. I give this one five stars and will definitely be reading it again and again.

After we read we made a list of all the ways Red’s friends helped him in the book, then we brainstormed and made a list of ways Paige could help her friends. We talk a lot in our house about being a good friend and surrounding ourselves with good friends and this book was a perfect way to start a conversation about how your friends should lift you up and help you achieve your goals.
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Thank you @cheryldaveiga and @biffbambooza for this wonderfully positive, engaging, fun book! I so appreciate the positive messages your books put out in to the world and I’m so glad to share these with Paige!
The learning paige

A wonderful book about following your dreams! Anthony Ant wanted to make music for people. However, the Queen Bee had a different job for him, carrying food to the colony. One day, however, Anthony’s dreams come true. He’s making music for all the people at the picnic, along with his band. A great story teaching kids to never stop dreaming, persistence and hard work will make a difference. I loved how there was a page with cool facts about ants in the back – most of which I didn’t know! I love learning right along with my son. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. You’ll definitely want to Rock Out with Rocket Red!
Future Bookworms

Joyful, whimsical, delightful…filled with action, adventure, and insights.
Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

A story young readers will enjoy time an time again. Highly recommended.
Readers’ Favorite (5 Stars)

10 reviews for Rocket Red: A Little Ant with a Big Dream

  1. Mikemae

    This book is a terrific read for both parent and child, lots of puns & funny jokes that entertain all ages. There are also website links to the accompanying interactive website featuring an adorable animated video with a sing-a-long to the Disneyesque original song “I’ve Got A Dream” for the whole family to enjoy. Highly recommend, purchased for home and then for multiple gifts, very thrilled with this book!

  2. Customer

    This was a cute short book, that my children loved. It was quickly added to be one of the favorites bedtime stories. I also enjoyed the puns. As a mother I really like how the word ant was in red font while the rest of the words were in black. It really help my 4 year old able to recognize the word ant. We will definitely be reading more books by this author.

  3. Vivian Wilson

    Very creative! It was fun reading and the illustrations were great too. A good book to read to your children or grandchildren.

  4. Elizabeth M Sharik

    My 7 year old daughter wants me read this book every night with her. The book is so clever! The upbeat story and life lessons are sure to bring smiles to all readers’ faces! I hope our little ant has many more adventures ahead.

  5. Frances Disarro

    This precious little gem of a book will be your bedtime, breakfast time, afternoon time go-to. It’s clever and sweet and funny. It’s like reading a song – the book sings and that’s not surprising because it’s written by award winning song writers who know how to engage children and parents alike – something you can truly share with your kids (or pupils). These are the same authors of War at the Ice Cream Store! Really special with an uplifting message of hope and love and kindness and courage!

  6. Dave L

    Really awesome children”s book…my grandson loves it…if an ant can become a rockstar so can you

  7. MaineReader

    This is a very cute and sweet book about friendship. I love the puns for adults. The illustrations are wonderful. Recommended!

  8. Casper

    Counting ants, adorable characters… my grandkids and I laughed and cheered Rocket Red as he faced down his fears and pursued his dream against all odds. The book led to conversations about what it means to believe in yourself…and a little help from your friends doesn’t hurt either

  9. Robynn Greer

    A great children’s book about a little ant with big dreams. My grandkids love the book as I am sure anyone that reads the book will.

  10. KELLIE CERIN

    Music is IMPORTANT and in this book … it saved the Day! What an adventure to follow a cute little ant follows his dreams. As a first grade teacher, I liked the word ANT incorporated in most of the book. It was fun to find all the words! This sweet book feeds the imaginations of children which is so needed at this time. Go Rocket Red! Go Music!

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Rocket Red is a small
guitar-playing ant with a big
dream... AND a big problem.

Join Rocket Red’s journey in this funny, punny,
action-packed tale of determination, friendship,
teamwork, and the power of music.
Rocket Red: A Little Ant with a Big Dream

Sing along with Rocket Red
and the Lucky Bug Band

Play Video

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button until you’ve
read the book!

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fireflies small group 1

Rocket Red is a small guitar-playing ant with a big dream... AND a big problem.

Join Rocket Red’s journey in this funny, punny, action-packed tale of determination, friendship, teamwork, and the power of music.

Rocket Red: A Little Ant with a Big Dream
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Sing along with Rocket Red and the Lucky Bug Band

Play Video

Do not press this
button until you’ve
read the book!

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