Welcome to the world of the little ant. This exciting book collection offers fun adventures and new discoveries for children ages 3-8. Little Ant picture books use bright colors, bold images, and easy-to-read rhyming words to tell the stories kids love to hear. Silly humor and a wild imagination bring these tales to life. I hope you enjoy my stories!
Little Ant & the Epic Battle by Ilene Dudek was awarded honorable mention in the Picture Books 6 & Older category.
NUTLEY, NJ (Dec. 28, 2020)—Story Monsters LLC announced the winners of the 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. The annual Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest is a global competition that honors excellence in all types of literature and book marketing, recognizing a comprehensive list of genres in 71 categories—from Pets to Poetry and LGBT to STEM.
Little Ant & the Epic Battle by Ilene Dudek was awarded honorable mention in the Picture Books 6 & Older category. This colorful picture book features a lovable little ant and his battle against an army of angry germs. Inspired by the pandemic, this modern-day fairy tale explains coronavirus in a way that children can understand: villains attack, battles are fought, heroes emerge. In the end, the little ant tries to accomplish what others could not—to defeat the virus and save the world.
“This year’s judges had a challenging task as they reviewed and selected winners in more than 70 book and marketing categories, from Best Cover Design and Book Trailers to Humor and Graphic Novels,” said Linda F. Radke, president of Story Monsters LLC. “We are deeply honored by the huge number of submissions we received from all around the world and wish all of our award-winning authors a very sincere congratulations.”
A complete list of this year’s award winners, contest rules and submission information are available on the Dragonfly Book Award contest website at www.DragonflyBookAwards.com. To learn more about Story Monsters LLC, visit www.StoryMonsters.com, email email@example.com or call 480-940-8182.
Award-winning author and illustrator, Ilene Dudek, began her career in the advertising industry. She worked as a creative in a New York City ad agency and later, as a copywriter for Movado Group. Although the corporate world was rewarding, nothing compared to time well spent with her two beautiful, fun-loving boys. Ilene eventually saw the opportunity to change her path and follow her dreams. She now writes and illustrates a Little Ant children's series, inspired by her sons who are always on the go and looking for the next big adventure! Ilene currently has six books in her Little Ant series. Her new book Little Ant & the Epic Battle was awarded the 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award—earning honorable mention in the Picture Books 6 & Older category. She has participated in over 50 local author events, including a book signing at Barnes & Noble, and has been featured on "Spotlight New Jersey" — News 12 New Jersey. Ilene was also a guest speaker at a 2020 Nutley Rotary Club luncheon and on a popular podcast titled 16W with Norman. In the future, Ilene hopes to continue writing her Little Ant series and sharing her books with the local community.
My Author Visit Story Time is a fun and interactive event. It includes a reading of my new book followed by several Little Ant games to help bring the story to life. Children will use their imaginations, create new adventure scenes, act like characters in my books, test their memory and listening skills, and have lots of fun along the way! Click below to learn more.