Thursday, June 26
Hey, little ant!
I found this book while scrambling to plan a storytime last week, and have become enamored with the story. Not only is it fun to read, with each page allowing me to alternate between the "big bad kid" voice and the "poor little baby ant" voice, but the kids get really involved in the story. Once they realize that, NO! ants don't like it when you squish them! the beginning seeds of empathy are planted, and sprout. It's a story with a point, but not so overly emphasized that you feel like you're being beat into the ground. I like that. And the kids appreciate it too.
There's an official Hey Little Ant page. Check it out!