The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper

By Rebecca Emberley; Ed Emberley (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596434936, 28pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Description

While hard at work on her chores, an ant hears the wonderful clickety click chirrup of music coming from the distance. Although she knows she should focus on the task at hand, she can't help but explore the joyful noise

Award-winning team Rebecca and Ed Emberley bring an entertaining new twist to the classic children's. The bright, bold graphics seem to dance and leap, as a bunch of boogying bugs start a celebration of their own.



About the Author
Rebecca Emberley is a celebrated children's book author/illustrator, designer, and now publisher. She is part of an incredibly talented family of artists and musicians, which include her father, Ed Emberley; her brother, Michael Emberley, an illustrator as well; her daughter, singer-songwriter Adrian Emberley; and her husband, musician Peter Black. Raised in Massachusetts, Rebecca published her first book in 1979. Since then she has published more than 40 books for children, including a very successful series of bilingual picture books and a collaboration with her father, Ed, of retold fables. She has branched out to textile design, music production, and last year co-founded a new hybrid publishing imprint, Two Little Birds Books. She now lives in Maine with her husband, two cats, and five chickens and is currently carving some new studio space out of an old barn.

Barbara and Ed EmberleyAs collaborations include the Caldecott Honor Book "One Wide River to Cross." EdAs books have also been honored on the "New York TimesAs" annual Best Illustrated Books List. The Emberleys live in Ipswich, Massachusetts.


Praise For The Ant and the Grasshopper

"While maintaining the archetypes of the hardworking ant and laid-back grasshopper, the Emberleys transform Aesop’s fable about preparedness into a joyful celebration of community and music with a Cajun flair."--Publishers Weekly, starred

“The Emberleys offer such a joyful, imaginative interpretation of the classic that even the youngest will understand the unstated message to ‘eat, drink and be merry.’”--Kirkus, starred