Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray

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When Ant spies a carefree Grasshopper playing a fiddle outside on the lawn, Ant immediately harrumphs at the insect's foolishness and continues to go about his very serious business of gathering and counting his food for the winter. But Ant finds Grasshopper's music and whimsy more catchy than he'd like, and soon he's distracted by his own rhyming and doodling! When the harsh winter hits and Ant finds Grasshopper cold and hungry in the snow, he can't help but bring him inside. Only after opening his home to Grasshopper does Ant realize that music, dancing, and laughter have their place in his life, too.

Luli Gray's funny twist on this fable will have readers giggling and singing. With Giuliano Ferri's lush and whimsical illustrations, this book is both heartwarming and lovely to behold.
 

About Luli Gray

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Luli Gray belongs to a family for whom, she says, "reading and writing are as necessary as breathing." Born in Argentina, and for years a resident of New York City, she now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Falcon and the Charles Street Witch is the sequel to her first novel, Falcon's Egg which received rave reviews and was an ALA Notable Children's Book for 1995 and a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996. Luminous paintings by Giuliano Ferri capture the wonder and joy of the birth of Jesus. Mr. Ferri lives in Italy.
 
Published March 8, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The ending is a clever twist that’s a take-off on the song "Here We Come a Wassailing": “Here we come a waffle-ing / With syrup and with jam / Here we come to dance a jig, / And eat a lot of ham.

Mar 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Ant and Grasshopper

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Gray and Ferri inject this Aesop's fable with a welcome dose of compassion, along with the acknowledgement that all work and no play makes Ant a dull...

May 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Ant and Grasshopper

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