The book, featuring Myra, is available on Amazon in both eBook and printed formats.
Don't Feed the ANTs

Erin Bernardi 


DON’T FEED THE ANTS is the story of 4th grade Myra Ruiz, who begins the school year as an optimistic student and suddenly finds herself filled with frustration, fear and self doubt when she becomes a member of the purple team.  The members of the purple team spend too much time arguing and not enough time listening or getting their work done.  Myra’s mind is filled with ANTs, until she visits her school counselor.  Ms. Burke helps Myra identify her ANTs and gives her some ideas about how to get rid of them and how to help purple team, as well. This book features the “fortune telling ANT” and the “focus on the negative ANT”.  Future books will feature different ANTs and tell stories taken from authentic student struggles.


Available securely through Amazon as an ebook or in paperback.  



Showing all nine ANTs, the poster is available in two sizes.


ANTs posters are available for sale in two sizes. (Sales are made securely via PayPal.) The small poster is 8“ x 12“ and is intended for use with a document camera in a classroom or presentation or during individual work with a client or a small group of children. The large poster is 12“ x 18“, intended for display on a wall. 


Small: 8“ x 12“

$5.00, plus shipping and handling

through PayPal




Large: 12“ x 18“

$8.00, plus shipping and handling

through PayPal




The ANTs cards are large and of sturdy quality for lots of handling.

The ten cards (approximately 3.75" x 6") are two-sided. Each of the 9 ANTs on our poster is featured individually on a card with the 10th card featuring a mini-poster of all 9 ANTs. The back side of each card is identical with a series of three questions: 1) Is this ANT really true?  2) How does this ANT make you feel? 3) Who would you be and how would you feel without this ANT? 


The ANTs cards can be used in individual, small group or classroom guidance lessons.  (Sales are made securely via PayPal.)


Price: $10.50 

*plus shipping and handling






The ANTs cards are large and of sturdy quality for lots of handling.

This deck of 54 bridge-sized playing cards is designed to be used for gaming (Go-Fish, Memory) or during Ice Breaker-style activities. Cards 2 - 10 feature each of the 9 ANTs. Each Queen card has the questioning strategies found on the back of the large deck of cards. The King card has 3 prompts to help promote discussion around recognizing and replacing ANTs with PETs (positive energizing thoughts). The full deck of playing cards provides many options for putting cards and images into the hands of students and organizing activities that will get students moving, sharing, listening and reflecting. (Sales are made securely via PayPal.)


Price: $20.00 

*plus shipping and handling