The Ant and the Grasshopper



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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper
  • Amy Lowry Poole
  • English
  • 21 October 2017
  • 9780823414772

10 thoughts on “The Ant and the Grasshopper

  1. says:

    Retelling of the Ant and the Grasshopper set in Pre modern China Short and to the point, children will love the pictures displayed as the story progresses They look like oil paintings than mere pictorials Recommended.

  2. says:

    The illustrations in this book are beautiful and I truly enjoyed the creativity of setting this well known fable in China And there is not only attribution to Aesop but a wonderful explanation of the origins of the summer palace both of them I had no idea that the Jesuits built the first summer palace which was...

  3. says:

    Target audience Ages 4 8Summary In this somewhat extended version of the familiar fable of The Ant and the Grasshopper, set in the courtyard of the old Summer Palace of the Emperor in Dynastic China, the grasshopper seems to believe that he is performing for the Emperor and presumably will be well cared for in return while the ants are under no such illusion and work hard to ensure their survival Both parties attempt to persuade each other, the ants encouraging the grasshopper to plan ahead while the grasshopper warns the ants that life is short and they should enjoy themselves Both arguments proved true, but in this version there was no animosity, no I told you so moment, the ants simply covered up their hole when the snows appeared and the Emperor retreated to his Winter Palace.Strengths ...

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    A long time ago, in the Emperor s courtyard lived a grasshopper and some ants These ants were tasked with rebuilding their home of sand that was damaged by the night s rain Silly ants the grasshopper would say, complaining they work too hard The ants refused to go with grasshopper to play for the emperor in the courtyard Grasshopper liked to play, but had little time for work The day of the moon festival arrived and the grasshopper wished the ants to come with him The ants refused, knowing winter was coming Grasshopper feasted and played for the Emperor until the early morning hours Winter came a week later and with that, the Emperor and his people left for their winter home The grasshopper was mournful as he huddled in the cold, wishing he d listened to the ants This was another fun spin on an older classic The theme, there shall be no fun before the work is done, is one that unfortunately might have dire consequences for the grasshopper I w...

  5. says:

    Title The Ant and the Grasshopper Author Amy Lowry PooleIllustrator Amy Lowry PooleGenre Fable Theme s Balancing preparation and hard work with play hard work pays off Opening line Sentence A long time ago in the old summer palace at the edge of the emperor s courtyard there lived a grasshopper and a family of ants Brief Book Summary The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that tells the story about a colony of ants who are preparing for the winter season to come The Grasshopper, on the other hand, makes no plans for the cold weather to come Will the Grasshopper listen to the ants and prepare for the winter Or will he continue to play and have fun Find out and see what happens to the grasshopper during the cold winter season Professional Recommendation Review 1 Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D Children s Literature The Chinese setting in the Summer Palace near Bejing makes this familiar fable distinctive Beautiful paintings reflect the ancient craft of scroll making Ink and gouache applied to rice paper ...

  6. says:

    I love the illustrations in the retelling of the classic Aesop fable I also appreciate the Asian setting, which gives a unique twist to the usual cartoonish depictions of a Western farm setting I felt, however, that the actual retelling of the story fell a bit flat.

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    The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today

  8. says:

    Based in China.

  9. says:

    Title The Ant and the GrasshopperAuthor Amy Lowry PooleIllustrator Amy Lowry PooleGenre FableTheme s morals, animalsOpening line sentence A long time ago, in the old Summer Palace at the edge of the Emperor s courtyard, there lived a grasshopper and a family of ants Brief Book Summary There was a grasshopper and ants living near the Emperor s Summer Palace The ants worked hard gathering food and creating a home for the winter, while the grasshopper fooled around and slacked off When winter came, the ants were prepared and comfortable and the grasshopper wished he had listened to the ant s advice Professional Recommendation Review 1 Evelyn Romig The Lorgnette Heart of Texas Reviews Vol 13, No 1 This is the familiar Aesop s fable about the lazy grasshopper who refuses to take the advice of his practical ant companions Poole sets her version in the Summer Palace of the Chinese emperor, and the soft colors and stylized drawings fit the Oriental theme of the book nicely The illustrations are really the strong part of this version, for the cautionary tale is moderated somewhat the grasshopper just g...

  10. says:

    The Ant and the Grasshopper, retold by Amy Lowry Poole, is a fable I think this book would be appropriate for kindergarten through third grade students.The Ant and the Grasshopper is a story about a colony of hardworking ants and a lazy grasshopper The ants wake up early each morning to gather food and rebuild their home to prepare for winter They work all day long everyday The grasshopper, on the other hand, wakes around noon and then goes to the Emperor s garden and enjoys carefree days The grasshopper always invites the ants to come hang around the garden with him but the ants always refuse saying they have too much work to do to prepare for winter At one point the ants even suggest to the grasshopper to start preparing for winter The grasshopper ignored the ants Winter soon came and the ants ha...

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