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Overview

What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781883672546
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 49,881
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 11.13(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Phillip Hoose is the author of five books, including the Christopher Award—winning It’s Our World, Too! For more than twenty years he has been a staff member of the Nature Conservancy, working to protect habitats of endangered species, including ants. He is a founding member of the Children’s Music Network and a guitar player in The Hoose Family band. For more information about Phillip Hoose visit www.heylittleant.com.

Hannah Hoose is an actress, dancer, keyboardist, and student in Portland, Maine. She has appeared in many productions for the Children’s Theater of Maine. Hannah was nine when she and her father wrote “Hey, Little Ant.” In performance, she plays the child who raises her foot up over the insect, played by her father. This is her first book.

Debbie Tilley’s other books include Dinosaur Dinner, Riddleicious, Riddleightful, and Oops! She lives in southern California with her two cats, Vinnie and Howard, and Millie the dog.

Read an Excerpt

KID: Hey, little ant down in the crack,
Can you hear me? Can you talk back?
See my shoe, can you see that?
Well, now it’s gonna squish you flat!


ANT: Please, oh please, do not squish me,
Chang e your mind and let me be,
I’m on my way with a crumb of pie,
Please, oh please, don’t make me die!

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