Growing up can be tough – especially for Little Ant, a stuck-up and sometimes hasty insect with a tendency to learn things the hard way. The Little Ant books are reimaginings of Aesop’s classic fables, teaching timeless lessons like:
- 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); and
- Every truth has two sides (Little Ant and the Dragonfly).
The stories follow Little Ant as he navigates through the challenges and frustrations of growing up. Each is whimsically illustrated by Tina Perko. Ages 3 – 5. All are available in both ebook and paperback editions. Click on each cover image for more information.
Little Ant thinks that he is the best insect in the world. When he meets the caterpillar he is not impressed, and tells her so. But has Little Ant judged her too soon?
Little Ant wants to bring the biggest and tastiest crumbs back to the anthill. But when he rushes into a picnic before the humans have left, he discovers that gathering food at a picnic is a dangerous job!
When the cricket declares that ants aren’t any fun, Little Ant sets out to prove him wrong. Soon Little Ant is admired by the grasshoppers, the cockroaches, the katydids, and the crickets. But is trying to please everybody worth the cost?
Little Ant hates Valentine’s Day. None of the girls in the anthill like him, so he has nothing to celebrate. Then he meets the pretty ant. She is as stuck-up and unfriendly as Little Ant himself can sometimes be – but who says you have to be perfect to deserve a valentine?
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!
When Little Ant finds a peanut in the snow, he’s determined to be a hero and bring it back to the anthill all by himself. But he soon discovers that some great things can only be accomplished by working together!
When Buddy Ant pushes Little Ant into a puddle, Little Ant insists that he did it on purpose. The dragonfly saw everything, and he agrees to tell the other insects the truth about what happened. But whose “truth” will he tell? (Coming Fall 2017!)