When Buddy Ant pushes Little Ant into a puddle, Little Ant insists that he did it on purpose. The dragonfly saw everything, and he agrees to tell the other insects the truth about what happened. But whose 'truth' will he tell? This is an original story that illustrates Aesop's moral: Every truth has two sides. About the Series These character-building stories for ages 3 to 7 are re-imaginings of Aesop's classic fables. In each story, Little Ant learns a moral or safety-related lesson. Other frequently recurring themes in the stories include kindness, friendship, and the importance of being yourself. Connect with Little Ant Visit Little Ant's website to download free coloring sheets, activities, and lesson plans. Follow Little Ant on Facebook at littleantnews. Follow Little Ant on Instagram at @littleantnews.
On a bitterly cold night in January 2012, Haatchi the dog was hit over the head, and abandoned on a railway line to be hit by a train. The driver saw the adorable five-month old Anatolian Shepherd moments too late. Somehow, the terrified puppy survived the blood loss from his partially severed leg and tail and managed to crawl away to safety. Fortunately, Haatchi was rescued, although vets couldn't save his leg and tail. A Facebook appeal brought him to the attention of a couple of kind-hearted dog lovers, Colleen Drummond and Will Howkins, who are also the dad and stepmum of Owen (known to his family as Little B for 'little buddy'). One look at Haatchi's expressive face told them all they needed to know and the lucky dog moved into the Howkins' family home just six weeks after almost being killed. Owen, now aged eight, has a rare genetic disorder which causes his muscles to tense permanently. Largely confined to a wheelchair, he was withdrawn and anxious and found it difficult to make friends. But when Owen awoke the morning after Haatchi arrived he immediately fell in love with the severely disabled rescue animal who would, in turn, rescue him. This book tells their inspiring true story - one astonishing little boy and the very special dog who has changed his life forever.
My Human, my sister Milly and I lived quietly in a tiny Southern town. All went swimmingly, until a Hurricane brought big water from the Atlantic and flooded our house. That's how it came about that we met FEMA. And that's how everybody found out that my Human has a Secret. My Human, the Old Lady (that's her name) is a Russian scientist. Old Lady made a big scientific discovery: found the key to my eternal youth. Or even to immortality, if we like. Old Lady made herself immortal first. I don't blame her. Next, Martha-the-White-Rat. Then, me and my sister Milly-we trace our pedigree through the purest blood lines of Bavarian-born Spaniels. But then she stopped. My other siblings look all aged by now. But at my 17, I look no more than three or four. My sister Milly got stuck at puppy age. We watch the photos of our relatives on Facebook, and we are saddened that Old Lady did not make them immortal too. That she keeps it a secret. And I am so worried about my friend Fox Theodore. He is at the hight of his financial and physical might now, but I know he will age. My best friend. I once tried to unlock the Secret. Me and Raccoon. (Raccoon's a human, but he is sort of my buddy.) That turned out to be my big mistake. Lots other Humans came coveting the Secret too, which resulted in a lot of unpleasant and funny stories. More unpleasant. In the aftermath, Old Lady had to flee and I got misplaced. All my own fault. Now I'm trying to get found. Have you seen my Old Lady? You'd recognize her: her hands and face are way too young, plus she always clips on her amber brooch. If you see her, tell her where I stay: 7 White Goose Lane, Ducklingburg, South Duck United States of America P.S. Tell her from me that she is the very finest Human in the whole world and that I am very lonely here without her. Zip, the Spaniel Dog