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The Grasshopper & the Ants
Children's - Preschool-3rd Grade, Age 4-8 
40 p. ; 
Retail $18.99

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ISBN 9780316400817
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Jerry Pinkney's detailed drawings incorporate many shades of color that flow seamlessly across lightly-drawn outlines, conveying mood and emotion even before the story begins. Pinkney chose to tell this fable—Don't put off for tomorrow what can be done today—by contrasting a come-what-may Grasshopper musician with industrious, prepared-for-whatever Ants. Vibrant colors echo the changing seasons, hinting at Grasshopper's impending crossroad. A masterful third in Pinkney's Aesop collection.
Publisher Summary
This magnificent rendition of a classic Aesop fable by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist teaches children: Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today! In this stunning companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse and the highly acclaimed The Tortoise & the Hare, a playful grasshopper wonders why the busy ants around him won't join in his merrymaking as the seasons pass by. But when winter arrives, he soon sees the value of his friends' hard work--just as the ants learn the value of sharing what they've worked for. Featuring a striking, surprise gatefold page, this third book in Jerry Pinkney's gorgeous trilogy of picture book fables subtly shows the pitfalls of procrastination. Don't miss these other classic retellings by Jerry Pinkney:

The Little Mermaid
The Lion & the MouseThe Tortoise & the HareThe Three Billy Goats GruffLittle Red Riding Hood

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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