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The Grasshopper & the Ants
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First edition
Author Jerry Pinkney
Illustrator Jerry Pinkney
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature, picture book, American poetry
Published 2015 (Little, Brown and Company)
Media type Print (hardback)
ISBN 9780316400817
OCLC 862928754

The Grasshopper & the Ants, by Jerry Pinkney, is a 2015 adaptation of the classic Aesop fable where a grasshopper relaxes through Spring, Summer, and Autumn, while a colony of ants work at gathering food for the Winter, but although initially refusing the grasshopper's request for help, they relent and invite him in to share.


  • 2015 Best Illustrated Children's Books
  • 2015 Parents' Choice Picture Books Award - Gold Award
  • 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book - Younger Readers
  • 2016 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year