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Pinkney, Jerry

The Grasshopper & the Ants

(2) K-3 Pinkney transforms Aesop's harsh fable about the consequences of improvidence into one celebrating the value of the arts. Grasshopper's dancing and singing beguile the ants, but when he begs for shelter, he's turned away in a poignant wordless sequence. After conferring in their cozy warren, however, the ants invite him in; Grasshopper leads a convivial songfest. Woodland scenes teem with flora, insects, and seasonal activity.

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