Hey Little Ant

By Phillip Hoose, Hannah Hoose, Debbie Tilley (illustrator)

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Book description

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…

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1 author picked Hey Little Ant as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

When a boy tells a little ant that he intends to squish him, the ant offers great reasons why he shouldn’t be squished. The story ends with a cliffhanger: Will the boy squish the ant? Will he let the ant go free? The authors brilliantly leave the ending up to the reader. Hey, Little Ant is a wonderful story that promotes perspective-taking, empathy, and acceptance in young readers.

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