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Ant and Grasshopper Hardcover – March 8, 2011
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With subversions like this, how can we hope to teach our children the importance of working hard to build a life for themselves and their families?
Now the critics. Yes, it's a kids book. But this is a kids book based on a very well known tale that is meant to teach a very specific lesson. Imagine re-writing the three little pigs, with the lesson being that the pig with the stone house was the bad guy and the wolf, just down on his luck. Or the tortoise and the hare, where the Hare was the hero. My absolute disappointment here is that overwhelmingly this book tries to re-program the fundamental purpose of the fable. Pretty sad.
The lesson I got was next time I purchase a classic children's book from Amazon with a familiar title like say "Beauty and the Beast". I will do the work of making sure that the tile is what's in it. So when I share it with my family I am not embarrassed by the fraudulent content and expose them to something quite different then represented by the tile. =)
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Our six year old loves this book! We have been renting it from our library every fall for the last three years and finally decided to buy our own copy. Read morePublished 21 months ago by jadenstar
So disappointed in this tale which suggests that some of us are designed for work and don't really enjoy relaxing and playing, and that others are intrinsically wired to goof off,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christine
This is not the classic version of the fable. This version is so totally politically correct it made me sad. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
My 3 year old and I both adored this book. He loved the gorgeous illustrations, songs, and charming storytelling. Read morePublished on May 31, 2014 by Arielle
If this author wants to teach children to grow up dependent on others, she could at least write an original story, not plagiarize an old fable. Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by silver surfer
I loved the new ending to the classic tale. The new moral of this story is: everyone counts. We are all important and needed. We all have something we can contribute. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by tinkmitchell
The book is a modern day version of the classic--I was looking for the classic, but it will do. It was a gift so hopefully the message of an honest day's work landed on my niece.Published on April 29, 2013 by Buckaroux