Aesop's Fables: The Ant and the Grasshopper
. Parragon: The Complete Works . Bath, UK
PZ8.2.R36 An 2003 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an updated version of the 2001 Bright Sparks edition. The book no longer makes reference to a place for The Complete Works, as it had there. The covers have lost one complexifying element in their design: a section near the spine done in a solid color and featuring mention of Bright Sparks. The title-page and the spine now have a P that they did not have before. The story is the same, and so I repeat my comment from there. GA is told here in traditional fashion and is illustrated with lively cartoon characters including Bee, Ladybug, and Spider. When we meet Ant, she is struggling to balance a number of grains on her back. Grasshopper annoys the other insects by dancing and singing at night when the other insects are trying to sleep. By the end of the summer, Ant has four little children ants. She asks Grasshopper at this point what he is doing about building a nest and storing food. In the end, Ant relents and lets Grasshopper in. Grasshopper learns his lesson and is ready to build a nest of his own when spring arrives.