The Ant and the Grasshopper
. Houghton Mifflin Company . Boston
PZ8.2.A254 An 1991 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a full-sized 16-page pamphlet. The illustrations are double-page spreads with simple lines, like The Ant worked. The grasshopper didn't (3). Pages 4-5 show delight in the multi-limbed character of both insects. Changes in colors, clothing, leaves, and weather express the progress of seasons well. When the grasshopper in winter looks into the ant's house, he sees him singing and dancing and playing. And eating, too (13). This book cleverly finishes with a single page that has the ant meet the grasshopper at his front door. The book simply asks What do you think the Ant did? Well done!