Published June 1989
by Steck-Vaughn Library Div .
Written in English
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The text of The Grasshopper & the Ants, limited to sparse dialogue between Grasshopper and the ants, anchors us, but the richly detailed illustrations tell the story. Jerry Pinkney has racked up numerous awards, including prestigious Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, and he's a practiced hand at fables, having previously tackled The Lion and the Mouse and The 4/5. The Grasshopper and the Ants. In a field one summer's day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. A group of ants walked by, grunting as they struggled to carry plump kernels of corn. "Where are you going with those heavy things?" asked the grasshopper. This is a stupid story about a grasshopper and an ant. I a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's. Ant and Grasshopper can’t agree over how to spend the summer. Who will be right when winter comes? Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette.
Meanwhile, the ant is working hard to prepare. What will the cold months bring for these two bugs? This retelling of Aesop s famous fable shows readers the importance of time management and responsibility. Readers will see how the ant s good work ethic pays off, while the grasshopper still has a lot to learn. Title: The Ant and the Grasshopper Author: Mark White Illustrator: Sara Rojo Genre: Fable Theme(s): Hard work, animals, seasons Opening line/sentence: “An ant once lived next to a grasshopper in a large field.” Brief Book Summary: The ant spends his summer gathering food and storing it in his house, while the grasshopper just sings and winter comes, the grasshopper doesn’t /5. Ant 1 Ant 2 Ant 3 Ant Queen Grasshopper. At rise: ANT 1, ANT 2, and ANT 3 are hard at work. NARRATOR One autumn day, a group of busy ants were preparing their anthill for winter. ANT 1 Hurry, fellow ants! We must prepare the anthill for winter! ANT 2 Yes, we simply must! Or else the Ant Queen will be very upset. (The ants move to the centre of the stage.) Grasshopper: Ants! Ants! Please feed me. (The ants go into a huddle away from the grasshopper.) Storyteller 1: The ants thought about it and decided to give him some food. (All the ants face the grasshopper.) Ant 1: You must promise that next year you will work hard in the summer.
The Ant and the Grasshopper, retold by Amy Lowry Poole, is a fable. I think this book would be appropriate for kindergarten through third grade students. The Ant and the Grasshopper is a story about a colony of hardworking ants and a lazy grasshopper. The ants wake up early each morning to gather food and rebuild their home to prepare for winter/5. LibraryThing Review User Review - HillaryBertucci - LibraryThing. This book could really help teach a valuable lesson to your class. The grasshopper in this book is regretful that he didn't take the advice of the ant to prepare for the new season/5(2). The Ant and the Grasshopper In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. “Why not come and chat wit h me,” said the Grasshopper. The Grasshopper & the Ants, by Jerry Pinkney, is a adaptation of the classic Aesop fable where a grasshopper relaxes through Spring, Summer, and Autumn, while a colony of ants work at gathering food for the Winter, but although initially refusing the grasshopper's request for help, they relent and invite him in to share.. Reception. Booklist, in a review of The Grasshopper & the Ants Country: United States.