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Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose

Hey, Little Ant

by Phillip M. Hoose

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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?
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
I read this book in class with my 2nd grade students for a compare and contrast assignment between the boy and the ant. I love this book for it's illustration and layout changes that keep it visually interesting for kids.
  SavannahRussell | Feb 27, 2016 |
Hey, Little Ant is a fantasy book because the boy and ant are having a conversation and ants can’t really talk. This whole book is a little different because on each page it is either the ant or the boy talking to the other one and their having a whole conversation about the differences and similarities between the boy and ant. Teachers can use this book in the classroom while talking about differences and similarities between people. This is also a perfect read aloud book for teachers to read because there is no ending to this book. You will never find out if the boy decided to squish the ant or let it live. But on the last page they say “Should the ant get squished? Should the ant go free?... What do you think that kid should do?” It’s a great way to have a discussion on what should happen to the ant. Teachers could also have their students write an ending to the book on what they think should happen. ( )
  kelsmarie09 | Dec 3, 2015 |
48 months - Cute interaction between a boy who wants to crush a little ant and the ant who doesn't want him to do it. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
This story start out with a boy wanting to squish an ant beneath his show. The ant yells back and tells him not too. He tells him to look at him and see all the similarities they have. The boy thinks they have none. The ant starts demonstrating that he has a family too. So when he steals chips he's feeding his whole town so there is no reason to be mad when an ant shows up at your picnik. The boy looks back at his friends and they are still saying squish him! The ant leaves the choice up to the boy so he can't decide what is right and what is wrong. This is a book appropriate for primary aged kids. I would classify this as modern fantasy fiction.
  dluby17 | Apr 7, 2015 |
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Hey, Little Ant is a story that uses rhymes. It is about a boy sees an ant and wants to smoosh it. However, the ant tries to persaude the boy out of hurting him by telling him how the ant lives a life similar to the boys. Does the boy let the ant go or does the ant get smooshed? Read and find out!
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A story about an ant

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A song in which an ant pleads with the kid who is tempted to squish it.

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