The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb Book & Cassette: A Mexican Fable

Overview

A small red ant finds a delicious crumb in a Mexican cornfield but is afraid that she's not strong enough to move it herself. She goes from one creature to the next, looking for help, and is surprised to discover who is the strongest of all. "A satisfying Mexican version of the rock-scissors-paper fable, accompanied by simple but expressive pictures." -- School Library Journal

A small red ant finds a crumb in a Mexican cornfield, but she is afraid that she lacks the ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (6) from $8.49   
  • New (4) from $8.49   
  • Used (2) from $35.18   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$8.49
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(71)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
PAPERBACK New 0618486070 Never Read-may have light shelf wear-Good Copy-I ship FAST!

Ships from: Waresboro, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(186)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$97.08
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(298)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$214.08
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(799)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW! Wrapped in original shrink wrap plastic. It is in stock and Shipped from our warehouse.

Ships from: Deer Park, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.99
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$6.99 List Price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

A small red ant finds a delicious crumb in a Mexican cornfield but is afraid that she's not strong enough to move it herself. She goes from one creature to the next, looking for help, and is surprised to discover who is the strongest of all. "A satisfying Mexican version of the rock-scissors-paper fable, accompanied by simple but expressive pictures." -- School Library Journal

A small red ant finds a crumb in a Mexican cornfield, but she is afraid that she lacks the strength to move it herself and goes off to find an animal that can.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
This Mexican version of a fable found in many cultures carries the message that "you can do it if you think you can." The little red ant has found a tasty, large cake crumb. Believing she is too small to move the crumb to the anthill, she tries to enlist a variety of other creatures to move it for her. Eventually she realizes her own strength. The illustrations are simple, yet bold and colorful. The author has included a short glossary of characters and terms, with pronunciation.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-The poor little red ant! Of the thousand of ants that live in her anthill in a cornfield in Mexico, she is the smallest of all. So when she finds a huge crumb of delicious torta (cake), she sets off to find someone to carry it back home for her. Though she is the smallest, the little red ant is also pretty savvy. She doesn't get too close to the long-tongued lizard, or stray into the spider's web. By the time she scares a man away from the cornfield, the little red ant has figured out the moral of this Mexican version of an old fable retold by Shirley Climo and illustrated by Francisco Mora (Clarion Books, 1995): "You can do it if you think you can." Spanish words in the text are understandable in context, but a glossary is also included. Lively background music throughout enhances the tale. Reader Diego Arciniegas varies the voices so each character is distinct. This enjoyable tale has page-turn signals on one side of the cassette and narration only on the other.-Judy Czarnecki, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt. Pleasant, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A satisfying Mexican version of the rock-scissors-paper fable, accompanied by simple but expressive pictures. A tiny ant finds a crumb too heavy to lift and begs help from the lizard, who is so strong he can blow down an anthill. The lizard refuses, however, for he is cold and must wait for the sun to warm him. The ant finds a creature stronger than the sun, the rooster, and then discovers that the rooster is afraid of the coyote, who fears the man, who in turn respects the stinging power of the ant. When the ant puts all these events in order, she lifts and carries her own little burden with confidence. Mora's watercolor pictures zoom down to the insect's level, eliminating most details and leaving only the subtle shading of animals' bodies, leaves, and corn stalks. The Spanish words sprinkled throughout can usually be understood in context, but a glossary is appended just in case.-Ruth Semrau, formerly at Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618486076
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/27/2004
  • Series: Read along Book and Cassette Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)