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Hey, Little Antby Philip Hoose
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"Hey, little ant." So begins a conversation between a young child and the ant trembling in the shadow of his sneaker. This playful story brings up questions about ethics and peer pressure, encouraging the very youngest citizens to decide for themselves: to squish . . . or not to squish? 1999 Honor Book, Jane Addams Peace Association.Gaining worldwide recognition as a tool for teaching tolerance.Soon to be printed in eight languages.Educators, please visit our Resources section, above, for teaching guides and curricula.Visit the Hey, Little Ant website: www.heylittleant.com
What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? Thats what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?
About the Author
DEBBIE TILLEY is the illustrator of Spaghetti and Meatballs for All, Oops: The Manners Guide for Girls, and many other books.
PHILLIP HOOSE is the author of six books, including the Christopher Award–winning It’s Our World, Too! and We Were There Too: Young People in U.S. History, nominated for the 2001 National Book Award. He is a founding member of the Children’s Music Network and a guitar player in The Hoose Family band.
HANNAH HOOSE is an actress, dancer, keyboardist, and student in Portland, Maine. Now a student at Oberlin College, Hannah was nine when she and her father wrote the song "Hey, Little Ant."
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