The Grasshopper & the Ants (Hardcover)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Jerry Pinkney has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Praise For…


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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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316400817
ISBN-10: 0316400815
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English