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Global Ant

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Global Ant, Legacy | 0 comments

Global Ant

How many ways can you say, “what do you think that kid should do?” This eternal question from Hey, Little Ant is being said and read in 10 different languages globally.  Look for the book in: English Mandarin Japanese Korean Spanish French Italian German Greek Hebrew  ...

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Walking Gently With Ant

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Animal Rights, Ants & Insects, Lesson Plan, Respect | 0 comments

Walking Gently With Ant

“At Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, we offer a weekday Words & Wings Storytime in the winter for young children and their families. This story has become one of our favourites, and we include it with the theme/topic of “walking gently” and respecting all life around us, even the small lives. We do a small activity where they walk around the room strewn with plastic bugs and practice stepping over them when they encounter one. The book usually leads to a bit of fun discussion and leaves the parents with something to think about and...

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Ant is Rising Up to Sing!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Song | 0 comments

Ant is Rising Up to Sing!

The song that became the picture book Hey, Little Ant is not immortalized in the new edition of Rise Up  Singing. Look for Ant in Rise Again Songbook: Words & Chords to Nearly 1200...

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Koo and the Dalai Lama Consider the Ant

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Ants & Insects, Buddhism, Squishing & Not Squishing | 0 comments

Koo and the Dalai Lama Consider the Ant

From Author Phillip Hoose: Recently, I was shown this page from Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic Press). The image and haiku are very sweet, and true. I remember that feeling when I killed bugs, accidentally mainly, as a kid.  Those very same feelings led my daughter Hannah Hoose and I to write our picture book, Hey, Little Ant. It also reminds me of what Richard Gere said when asked how to raise a Buddha baby. “‘Teach them to respect insects.’  That is what the the Dalai Lama said. If they can learn to...

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Ant Goes Vegan

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Vegetarian & Vegan | 0 comments

Ant Goes Vegan

“…if the tables were turned, you wouldn’t want to be squished by a giant, would you? So why should humans be mean to animals smaller than us?” —VegBooks Reader VegBooks names Hey, Little Ant “Best Books for 5-Year-Old Vegan & Vegetarian Kids.” “It can create a lot of dialogue focused around compassion.” —VegBooks...

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Litte Free Library

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Schools & Libraries | 0 comments

Litte Free Library

Look! Hey Little Ant popped up in a Little Free Library the other day. The Little Free Library movement started in Wisconsin  and has spread all over the world.  It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

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