Alice and Gert
When winter arrives, Gert’s nest is cold and her food supplies are low. But rather than refusing to share, Alice acknowledges the value of Gert’s work and the beauty of the art that lightened her load. Alice repays Gert’s kindness by sharing her hard-won food.
Based on the classic story of the ant and grasshopper, this is a modern fable with a heartwarming twist that values diverse contributions and honors friendship and the power of art.
SKU: 206151n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771473583
"Graceful, kind, and altogether soothing." - Kirkus Reviews
"The story makes for an ideal read aloud with young children... As the story is a fresh take on a traditional fable, it ends with a subtle moral about kindness, hard work, and friendship. The book also celebrates diversity and recognizes that each individual possesses something of value." - Canadian Review of Materials
"Beautifully illustrated... this retelling retains the original story, but it feels fresh." - Kiss the Book
"The messages are strikingly worthwhile... [The illustrations] create profound scenes that are steeped in atmosphere and characters evocative with feeling." - CanLit for Little Canadians
"In this delightful twist on Aesop’s fable of the Ant and Grasshopper, Helaine Becker acknowledges the value of hard work, but also friendship, goodness, and creativity... This book would be great as a read-aloud for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students, leading to discussions of our own unique gifts." - Green Teacher
"Filled with wonderful narration, and accompanied by appealing and distinctive artwork, this is a tale that is sure to be requested numerous times." - Sal's Fiction Addiction
"A fantastically sublime retelling/twist of the famous fable, full of wit, whimsy, and oodles of heart—as well as the most expressive and wondrous illustrations of insects and their surroundings." - Fab Book Reviews
"This modern rendition of a classic fable is beautifully written and charmingly illustrated."- Youth Services Book Review
Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2021
August 15, 2020
Number of pages
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