In 1992, Phillip Hoose and his daughter Hannah, then nine, wrote a musical conversation between an ant about to get flattened and the child about to squish it. It ended with the question, "What do you think that kid should do?" Their popular recording of the song "Hey Little Ant" led to the story's publication as a children's picture book in 1998, which has become a runaway success. Now the ant and the child and their shared dilemma are known by parents, children and educators throughout the world.
This one of the best pre-school books we read to our little ones. It is about a kid who wants to step on an ant to kill him - then has a conversation with the ant who is pleading his case. In the end - it leaves the story "open" with the boy should or shouldn't step on the ant. It was a great example of a bully lesson in our house. Most of the books we offer are in excellent new-like shape..