The Ant and the Elephant by Bill PeetThe Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet

The Ant and the Elephant

byBill PeetIllustratorBill Peet

Paperback | March 19, 2004

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The elephant is the kindest animal in the jungle, rescuing the giraffe, lion, and rhino, but who will return the favor when the elephant needs help?
Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet's books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today. ...
Title:The Ant and the ElephantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.75 × 8.44 × 0.21 inPublished:March 19, 2004Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395292050

ISBN - 13:9780395292051

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ant and the Elephant A wonderful story with an excellent moral. It all starts when an ant slips from a tall blade of grass and ends up too far from the bank of a river. He asks one animal (who is very able) for help, and is refused. That animal gets himself into a predicament and asks another animal (again, who's very able) for help who also refuses. The story goes through six animals, who all get themselves in trouble. The elephant come along and helps all of them, but only the ant seems grateful. Pride then gets to the elephant and he ends up in his own predicament which gives the ant a chance to repay him. A wonderful lesson to be learned! I recommend it to everyone!
Date published: 2005-05-11

From Our Editors

Of all the animals the elephant rescues, only the tiny ant returns the favor.

Editorial Reviews

Witty, original, with divine animal characters." Publishers Weekly "