Bibliographic Information: Hoose, Philip, and Hannah Hoose. Hey, Little Ant. New York: Scholastic, 1998.
Brief Annotation: This is the story of a boy trying to decide whether or not he should squish an ant.
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this: Children who enjoy playing outside. Children who like reading about animals.
Rating/Response: 5 This book is fun to read. It is written with rhyme so it could be used to help teach rhyming. It is also a great opportunity for think alouds about how to treat other people.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Before you act, do you ever ask yourself how your actions will affect other people?
Reading Strategy: Important Ideas
Rationale for Strategy: This book asks students to think about how their actions think about how their actions affect people around them. It is a great time to talk about the golden rule.
Posted by: Emily Busch