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? That's 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 books include" It's Our World, Too! Young People Who Are Making a Difference "and "We Were There, Too!" "Young People in U.S. History," a National Book Award finalist. A staff member of The Nature Conservancy for twenty-five years, he lives in Portland, Maine.
Hannah Hoose was nine when she and her father wrote Hey, Little Ant.
“What a great book! Phil Hoose and his daughter Hannah are carrying on the tradition of Dr. Seuss.” --Pete Seeger
“By giving us the ant’s point of view, this delightful little book may help change our own.” --E.O. Wilson
“Hey, Little Ant is the perfect tool to help inspire compassion in our world’s youth, and has a positive message for grown-ups, too! Please share this book and its lessons with your family today.” --Jane Goodall
“As a counselor, I get excited about teaching values and character education to my middle school students. While searching for resources on this topic, I found a masterpiece for classroom guidance in the illustrated picture book Hey, Little Ant…a terrific tool for fostering tolerance and respect for diversity in children of all ages.”--Barbara Gruener, counselor, Friendswood, Texas, as seen in Teaching Tolerance magazine