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Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose

Hey, Little Ant

by Phillip M. Hoose

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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 |
Genre: Fantasy
Reading level: K-3
Summary: A little boy finds an ant on the sidewalk; he decides that he is going to squish it until the ant speaks up for itself. The ant and the Boy debate on why the boy shouldn’t kill the ant because the boy and the ant are actually a lot alike. The boy thinks he should squish the ant because the ant is tiny. The ending is left open for the reader to decide whether or not the boy should squish the ant.
Commentary: This book opens up the world of debating. The boy and ant get into one, trying to figure out if the boy should squish the ant or not. It’s a fun book that shows that even a little ant has a role to fill and is important to someone.
Reader Response: The students will finish the story! They will personally decide whether the ant should be squished or not. The students will write a few sentences on why or why not, then draw a picture on whichever they decided.
  rdg301library | Mar 17, 2015 |
One of my favorite books!
Story of a ANT and it's significance in our environment. All living things play a role in our ecosystem and ants as tiny as they be, still have a role in our environment. But, in the story the ant and a boy that believes it is "entitled" to step on the ant for no good purpose. Although this book is in Spanish does not take away from the literary elements presented (rhythm, rhyme) and having both copies in Spanish English would only be a plus for any class or home reader.
The story within the story is also good. Do we pick on those that are smaller? How do we see ourselves and significance others place on us is important.
Image, environment, systems, forshadowing, predicting ( )
  Adrian.Gaytan | Feb 11, 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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