A beautifully illustrated story that explores how the tiniest creatures prepare for chilly months.
As he gathers food for the winter, Anxious Ant disturbs the garden peace. But Little Spider has a better idea—Seed Magic! She shows Anxious Ant how to grow a giant spring feast, so he won’t need to work so hard next year. Seen through the eyes of the creatures preparing for winter, this kind-hearted tale of coping with the seasons, with its engaging language, will take you on a fascinating journey into the miniature natural world.
Natalie McKinnon is an early childhood educator with over 20 years’ teaching experience in Australia. Natalie also presents environmental workshops for preschool and elementary audiences. Her workshops encourage children to understand where real food comes from and to develop an understanding of the relationship between their health and the environment.
Margaret Tolland is a New Zealand artist and teacher. Margaret’s work is centred on themes of conservation, with detailed illustrations exploring the habitats and lifestyles of many species of flora and fauna. With a 20-year career in arts education, Margaret currently works as an educator at Pātaka Museum. In 2014, she was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Age Range: 5-7
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