Small but Mighty


ASK Magazine April 2021. Strength comes in all sizes. Learn how the smallest ant can lift many times it weight and why scientists are studying them.

They say big things come in small packages and this edition of ASK Magazine just proves the point. This slim edition of a mere 36-pages is chock full of fascinating facts about bugs, beetles, and bots who, despite their size, can pack a punch.


When we think about ants, we usually think about how annoying they are in our kitchens or on picnics, but once you get to know more about them, you will discover ants are actually amazing. Learn more about ants, and other incredible insects such as the rhinoceros beetle. And learn about language that looks sort of bug-like but served as the inspiration for modern communications. As always, charming illustrations, hands-on activities, and fun facts round out all the big things in this small magazine.


Enjoy features including:

  • Ants All Around by Anne Ant
  • ThE Small SEcrEt of MorsE CodE by Pamela Dell
  • Meet Your Mighty Microbes by Nicola Davies
  • Beetles with Brawn by Melissa Stewart
  • Rise of the Roach by Kristen Drybread


Regular features of ASK Magazine include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Bot’s Mighty Math, Ask Ask, Contest and Letters, and Marvin and Friends.