Grasshopper and the Ants

Grasshopper and the Ants pinkney
This magnificent rendition of a classic Aesop fable by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist teaches children: Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today!

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 shows the pitfalls of procrastination.---from the publisher

40 pages                                  978-0316400817                          Ages 4-8

Keywords:  fable, classic, grasshopper, insects, value of hard work, sharing, values, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Character Building Curriculum, seasons, winter, African American author and illustrator

Don't miss these other classic retellings by Jerry Pinkney:
The Lion & the Mouse
The Tortoise & the Hare
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Little Red Riding Hood

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