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Hey Little Ant

Hey Little Ant

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The perfect tool to help inspire compassion in our world's youth."
--Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist

The 20th anniversary edition of the hilarious picture book that poses the classic conundrum: To squish or not to squish? With a meaningful message about the importance of caring for creatures big and small, this is a perfect gift for Earth Day.

What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen?

That's what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this suprising conversation between a tiny ant and a little girl is bound to inspire important discussions about caring, kindness and respect for both animals and humans.

Author: Phillip Hoose, Hannah Hoose
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Published: 07/01/1998
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.70h x 11.00w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781883672546
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 44331 / Hey, Little Ant

Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Sower Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 09/14/1998 pg. 67
School Library Journal 12/01/1998 pg. 84
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1999 pg. 361 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 409 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1999 pg. 361 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 409 - Recommended, Satisfactory

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

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.
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