The Ant and the Grasshopper (Hardcover)

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By Rebecca Emberley, Ed Emberley (Illustrator)
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Grasshopper and his bug band provide what ant needs to bring her “sticky burden” back to her colony. Bold, colorful illustrations (3-5).


— From Animals


While hard at work on her chores, an ant hears the wonderful clickety click chirrup of music coming from the distance. Although she knows she should focus on the task at hand, she can't help but explore the joyful noise

Award-winning team Rebecca and Ed Emberley bring an entertaining new twist to the classic children's. The bright, bold graphics seem to dance and leap, as a bunch of boogying bugs start a celebration of their own.

About the Author

REBECCA EMBERLEY and her father ED EMBERLEY, winner of the Caldecott Medal for Drummer Hoff, have created the highly praised picture books Ten Little Beasties, Chicken Little, The Red Hen for Roaring Brook Press. Both live in New England--Ed in Massachusetts and Rebecca in Maine.

Praise For…

"While maintaining the archetypes of the hardworking ant and laid-back grasshopper, the Emberleys transform Aesop’s fable about preparedness into a joyful celebration of community and music with a Cajun flair."--Publishers Weekly, starred

“The Emberleys offer such a joyful, imaginative interpretation of the classic that even the youngest will understand the unstated message to ‘eat, drink and be merry.’”--Kirkus, starred

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596434936
ISBN-10: 1596434937
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: October 16th, 2012
Pages: 28
Language: English

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