Ant and Grasshopper

Ant and Grasshopper

By Luli Gray; Giuliano Ferri (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416951407, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2011

When Ant spies a carefree Grasshopper playing a fiddle outside on the lawn, Ant immediately harrumphs at the insect's foolishness and continues to go about his very serious business of gathering and counting his food for the winter. But Ant finds Grasshopper's music and whimsy more catchy than he'd like, and soon he's distracted by his own rhyming and doodling When the harsh winter hits and Ant finds Grasshopper cold and hungry in the snow, he can't help but bring him inside. Only after opening his home to Grasshopper does Ant realize that music, dancing, and laughter have their place in his life, too.
Luli Gray's funny twist on this fable will have readers giggling and singing. With Giuliano Ferri's lush and whimsical illustrations, this book is both heartwarming and lovely to behold.

About the Author
Luli Gray belongs to a family for whom, she says, "reading and writing are as necessary as breathing." Born in Argentina, and for years a resident of New York City, she now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Falcon and the Charles Street Witch is the sequel to her first novel, Falcon s Egg which received rave reviews and was an ALA Notable Children s Book for 1995 and a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996.

Giuliano Ferri has illustrated over thirty-five children's books, published both internationally and in the U.S. His most recent titles include "Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace" (Lion Hudson) and "Ant and Grasshopper" (Margaret K. McElderry). Giuliano lives in Italy.