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Not quite as heady as Godel, Escher and Bach, but still thought-provoking.  The cover art (of course) drew me in, and the name of the author.  I have always loved the poetry of Nikki Giovanni and wondered what she would do with a children’s tale.

The Grasshopper's Song

The story twists and turns from the original Aesop fable, and Giovanni certainly adds a jazzy blues feel through the language and behavior of the parties involved in the conflict.  The short of it:  the grasshopper wants some R-E-S-P-E-C-T and he’s taking the ants to court to get it.  Not for the littlest of kids, but teens and adults will get a kick out of this one.

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Steve's Ant

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