Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Read With Me Wednesday: Hey, Little Ant

I love to read!  As a school teacher I am always looking for and reading all kind of wonderful books.  So every Wednesday here on my blog I’d like to share some of my favorites.  And I would LOVE to hear what you are reading!

Hey, Little Ant
Written by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Illustrated by Debbie Tilley


In 1992, Phillip Hoose and his daughter Hannah, then nine, wrote a musical conversation between an ant about to get flattened and the child about to squish it. It ended with the question, "What do you think that kid should do?" Their popular recording of the song "Hey Little Ant" led to the story's publication as a children's picture book in 1998, which has become a runaway success. Now the ant and the child – and their shared dilemma – are known by parents, children and educators throughout the world.



I love that it teaches about tolerance and respect in a way everyone can understand.  I let the kids discuss in groups what they would do if they were the kid and what they would want to happen to them if the ant and the kid reversed roles.  We have had quite the interesting discussions. 


Thanks for reading along with me on this fabulous Wednesday!

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