The Grasshopper and the Ant
. Sigal Adler . NA
AR 2 .
PZ8.2.A343Gr 2018 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This booklet is about 8¾" square. Its 40 pages are unpaginated. It is copyrighted by Sigal Adler and seems personally published. Rhyming quatrains on each left-hand page respond to full-page colored illustrations on right-hand pages. There are some variations in this extended version of the story. The two characters are childhood friends. The female ant typically for this story throughout the summer, but then she takes a rest and thinks of music – as she sits by the fire in her ant-home. It seems that the other little animals share the grasshopper's enjoyment of play from the view of them sitting by the pond, fishing, and drinking tea. The grasshopper sees himself as an artist and states with bravado that he will learn what the winter will bring, but now it is more fun to sing. In winter, the ant immediately welcomes him in and takes care of him. The grasshopper learns his lesson and shares in the work. The ant takes off for a week's vacation sipping a drink in a warmer climate! Simple art, perhaps computer generated.