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The Grasshopper & the Ants

The Grasshopper & the Ants

In this stunning companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse and the highly acclaimed The Tortoise & the Hare, a playful grasshopper wonders why the busy ants around him won’t join in his merrymaking as the seasons pass by. But when winter arrives, he soon sees the value of his friends’ hard work–just as the ants learn the value of sharing what they’ve worked for. Featuring a striking, surprise gatefold page, this third book in Jerry Pinkney’s gorgeous trilogy of picture book fables subtly suggests a resonant moral: Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables

On Sale: April 7th 2015

Price: $18.99 / $24.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 40

ISBN-13: 9780316400817

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Reader Reviews


Praise for The Grasshopper & The Ants:
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2015
A Bank Street College Distinguished Children's Book
A 2015 NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Book

*"Full-page vivid watercolor paintings bustling with natural activity and fanciful detail flow through the hues of the seasons, ending in the spare whiteness of winter....A lively and engaging version of a favorite Aesop fable."
School Library Journal, starred review
*"Pinkney suggests that the world is better when everyone can follow his or her own gifts."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"From an unparalleled artist, another brilliant work."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The incomparable Pinkney... again turns an Aesop fable into a tale of great beauty and moral complexity. In... stunningly detailed watercolors, it's a celebration of both productivity and art, and a call for generosity toward the down and out."—The New York Times
"Luckily the master fairy tale and fable adapter Jerry Pinkney... has come to our rescue again.... What [he] delivers is a new classic."—Boston Globe
"Pinkney's woodland scenes, in his signature style, teem with recognizable flora, insects, and seasonal activity...none of it to be missed."—Horn Book
"Pinkney creates another visually stunning re-telling of a fable.... Beautifully detailed and expressive watercolor drawings."—School Library Connection
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