Hey Little Ant

Koo and the Dalai Lama Consider the Ant

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Hey Little Ant | 0 comments

Koo and the Dalai Lama Consider the Ant

Recently, I was shown this page from Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic Press). The image and haiku are very sweet, and true. I remember that feeling when I killed bugs, accidentally mainly, as a kid.  Those very same feelings led my daughter Hannah Hoose and I to write our picture book, Hey, Little Ant. It also reminds me of what Richard Gere said when asked how to raise a Buddha baby. “‘Teach them to respect insects.’  That is what the the Dalai Lama said. If they can learn to love something that to them is innately ugly and small, learn that an insect...

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Ant Goes Vegan

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Hey Little Ant | 0 comments

Ant Goes Vegan

“…if the tables were turned, you wouldn’t want to be squished by a giant, would you? So why should humans be mean to animals smaller than us?” —VegBooks Reader VegBooks names Hey, Little Ant “Best Books for 5-Year-Old Vegan & Vegetarian Kids.” “It can create a lot of dialogue focused around compassion.” —VegBooks...

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Happy Anniversary, Green Earth Book Award

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Conservation & The Nature Conservancy, Hey Little Ant, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Happy Anniversary, Green Earth Book Award

We congratulate the Green Earth Book Awards on 10 Years of honoring environmental children’s literature and their donation this year of 10,000 environmental books with a message of stewardship to area schools! Phil Hoose was pleased to join the celebrations on two previous years when they honored his books, Hey, Litte Ant and Moonbird. “Being able to deliver engaging material about the environment in such a big way is a perfect representation of our first decade of success,” said Ian Kline, chairman of the board. “We’ve engaged thousands of students with books, outdoor classrooms, and...

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Little Free Libraries

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Hey Little Ant | 0 comments

Little Free Libraries

Look! Hey Little Ant popped up in a Little Free Library the other day. The Little Free Library movement started in Wisconsin  and has spread all over the world.  It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.  

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Moonbird Honored with Green Earth Award

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Hey Little Ant, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots, Race to Save the Lord God Bird | 0 comments

Phillip Hoose has been once again honored with a Green Earth Book Award. The award is the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adult books. Over 80 winning and honor books have been honored since 2005 including Hoose’s Hey, Little Ant and The Race to Save the Lord God Bird. “One of the beauties of the Earth Book Award is that it recognizes an author who’s writing about a topic that is of vital importance to our Earth, yet it’s an area that, until recently, received little attention.” –Pam Spencer Holley, author of the American Library...

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Staying Power of an Aesop Fable

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Hey Little Ant | 0 comments

Phillip and Hannah Hoose’s picture book, Hey, Little Ant is included in Mary Pipher’s forthcoming book, The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, her look at the psychological and cultural factors that keep us from facing our enormous global perils, mainly global climate change. “This delightful book has the staying power of an Aesop fable. Children and adults love this story which helps develop the moral imagination and teaches an appreciation of point of view. If our world changes for the better, it will be because of books like Hey, Little Ant.”...

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