Little Ant is too busy to do a favor for the weevil, and he doubts the weevil would ever be able to repay him anyway. But when his friend the stick insect is snatched by a dove, Little Ant learns that you never know when you might be in a position to help a friend!
About the Little Ant Books
If you could only tell your children ten things about how to take care of themselves and how to treat others, what would they be? Author S.M.R. Saia draws her inspiration from the lessons of Aesop, and along with illustrator Tina Perko, has both put a new spin on moral stories for kids and created a vibrant and whimsical world with which to share them. These books about values for kids teach:
Appearances can be deceiving (Little Ant and the Butterfly);
Look before you leap (Little Ant Goes to a Picnic);
You can't please everyone (Little Ant and the Cricket);
Even the wildest can be tamed by love (Little Ant's Valentine);
One good turn deserves another (Little Ant and the Dove);
United we stand; divided we fall (Little Ant and the Peanut);
Every truth has two sides (Little Ant and the Dragonfly);
Good friends don't desert you at the first sign of trouble (Little Ant and the Spider) [coming in 2018];
Count your blessings (Little Ant and the Preying Mantis) [coming in 2018]; and
When you do what you love, you are always at play (Little Ant and the Grasshopper) [coming in 2018].
Teach Morals with the Little Ant Books
Teachable moments are moments that arise during the course of daily life that offer an opportunity to make a meaningful connection for a child. We can't predict how or when a teachable moment will occur, and sometimes they happen so quickly, or we are so affected by them ourselves, that we miss the opportunity to connect with our children. But by reading to children, we can create an opportunity for a teachable moment - pleasantly and naturally - as they engage with the stories in their own unique way.
In the tradition of the classic series The Berenstain Bears, Little Ant's adventures provide him with opportunities to build character and learn valuable lessons about friendship, kindness, tolerance, empathy, teamwork, courage, and the importance of being true to yourself. Loveably flawed, Little Ant makes mistakes and has to face the consequences; but he is surrounded by kind and understanding friends and caregivers, who help him to understand and improve his behavior. As the series unfolds, he internalizes what he has learned, gradually becomes kinder and more courageous, and eventually emerges as a compassionate and confident leader.
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The Little Ant books are reimaginings of Aesop’s classic fables, teaching timeless lessons like appearances can be deceiving, look before you leap, and you can’t please everyone. The stories follow Little Ant as he navigates through the challenges and frustrations of growing up. Each is whimsically illustrated by Tina Perko.