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Alice & Gert

Author: Helaine Becker; Dena Seiferling
Publisher: Toronto, ON ; Berkeley, CA : Owlkids Books, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English
Summary:
"An ant and grasshopper story that recalls one of Aesop's classic fable, with a heart-warming twist. As in the traditional ant and grasshopper fable, winter is coming and Alice the ant is industriously stocking up nuts and seeds to see her through the harsh season. Meanwhile, Gert the grasshopper is carefree, singing songs, performing plays, and creating art out of the flowers and leaves around her. At first Alice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Fiction
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helaine Becker; Dena Seiferling
ISBN: 9781771473583 1771473584
OCLC Number: 1125151826
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Alice & Gert :
Alice and Gert
Responsibility: written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dena Seiferling.

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"An ant and grasshopper story that recalls one of Aesop's classic fable, with a heart-warming twist. As in the traditional ant and grasshopper fable, winter is coming and Alice the ant is industriously stocking up nuts and seeds to see her through the harsh season. Meanwhile, Gert the grasshopper is carefree, singing songs, performing plays, and creating art out of the flowers and leaves around her. At first Alice disapproves, but as she gathers her stores, she finds herself humming Gert's tunes and is awestruck by the beauty of the grasshopper's creations. But the leaves start to fall and Alice wonders what will become of Gert over the winter, attempting to chide the grasshopper into productive action. Gert, however, dances on until one morning her nest is rimmed with frost and she's down to one dry maple key for breakfast. Shivering and not knowing what to do, she tells Alice she fears she'll starve over the winter. Alice reminds Gert of her lack of foresight, singing and dancing through summer rather than planning ahead. But Alice has developed a soft spot for Gert over the summer--the grasshopper's works of art lightened her load, and she wants to extend kindness to her new friend in appreciation and acknowledgment of a different kind of work and effort that is also important to everyday life. Alice reveals that she's collected enough food to last the winter--for both of them. With its soft palette and gorgeous graphite drawings, Alice and Gert is a tribute to true friendship, kindness, hard work, and the importance and value of art, taking place in a natural setting that is both homey and a touch fantastical."--
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