Synopses & Reviews
"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
Phillip Hoose is the author of five books, including the Christopher Award—winning Its Our World, Too!
For more than twenty years he has been a staff member of the Nature Conservancy, working to protect habitats of endangered species, including ants. He is a founding member of the Childrens Music Network and a guitar player in The Hoose Family band. For more information about Phillip Hoose visit www.heylittleant.com.
Hannah Hoose is an actress, dancer, keyboardist, and student in Portland, Maine. She has appeared in many productions for the Childrens Theater of Maine. Hannah was nine when she and her father wrote “Hey, Little Ant.” In performance, she plays the child who raises her foot up over the insect, played by her father. This is her first book.
Debbie Tilleys other books include Dinosaur Dinner, Riddleicious, Riddleightful, and Oops! She lives in southern California with her two cats, Vinnie and Howard, and Millie the dog.