Everyone knows that friendship is a vital part of our lives and that our friends help to define who we are. James and Connie McNab's exciting new children's book, "The Story of Mortimer Ant," explores the value of accepting others' differences, and how accepting these differences can lead to new adventures and friendships. "The Story of Mortimer Ant" follows Mortimer and his many brothers and sisters to a game of hide-and-seek. While playing, they encounter a young boy lunching with his mother and father. This meeting of Mortimer and the child progresses into a story that teaches children that friends come in different shapes and sizes. A children's poem written by James R. McNab and richly illustrated by Connie Ridley McNab, "The Story of Mortimer Ant" illustrates the importance of accepting others and not closing our minds to new possibilities - or friends.