October 14, 2012

The Ant and the Grasshopper

cover image of The Ant and the Grasshopper
Rebecca and Ed Emberley

Aesop’s fable is transformed in the hands of Ed and Rebecca Emberley: the jazzy text begs to be read aloud as the colorful collage art shows the free-spirited Grasshopper band at its best. As ant struggles to haul a piece of watermelon home to feed her family she hears music, playful toe-tapping music. Grasshopper and his band accompany her on the trail, energizing her as she marches home. Ant invites the band to party at the ant colony where they serenade her family. A sparkling version of a classic tale that reminds us important work can be joyful. Ages 5-7