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Teaching perspective-taking through the eyes of an ant: A child’s picture book

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hey little ant

A charming, brightly illustrated children’s picture book, authored by Phillip M. Hoose & Hannah Hoose and illustrated by Debbie Tilley in 1998,  that stimulates learning of perspective-taking, empathy, tolerance and respect for diversity. A boy meets an ant and is about to squish it, but the ant urges him to consider its point of view before he acts. Suitable for ages 4-8, this funny and thought-provoking book ends with a question for its readers to consider- to squish, or not to squish? — which can stimulate discussions about bullying, protection and respect for living creatures, as well as diversity.The text is based on a song, with the music score available at the end of the book.