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Hey, Little Ant

Written by Philip M. HooseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Philip M. Hoose and Hannah HooseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Hannah Hoose
Illustrated by Debbie TilleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Debbie Tilley

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What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?

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KID: Hey, little ant down in the crack,
Can you hear me? Can you talk back?
See my shoe, can you see that?
Well, now it’s gonna squish you flat!


ANT: Please, oh please, do not squish me,
Chang e your mind and let me be,
I’m on my way with a crumb of pie,
Please, oh please, don’t make me die!
Philip M. Hoose|Hannah Hoose|Debbie Tilley

About Philip M. Hoose

Philip M. Hoose - Hey, Little Ant
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.

About Hannah Hoose

Hannah Hoose - Hey, Little Ant
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.

About Debbie Tilley

Debbie Tilley - Hey, Little Ant
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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“What a great book! Phil Hoose and his daughter Hannah are carrying on the tradition of Dr. Seuss.” --Pete Seeger

“By giving us the ant’s point of view, this delightful little book may help change our own.” --E.O. Wilson

“Hey, Little Ant is the perfect tool to help inspire compassion in our world’s youth, and has a positive message for grown-ups, too! Please share this book and its lessons with your family today.” --Jane Goodall

“As a counselor, I get excited about teaching values and character education to my middle school students. While searching for resources on this topic, I found a masterpiece for classroom guidance in the illustrated picture book Hey, Little Ant…a terrific tool for fostering tolerance and respect for diversity in children of all ages.”--Barbara Gruener, counselor, Friendswood, Texas, as seen in Teaching Tolerance magazine
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