Grasshopper on the Road (I Can Read Level 2)

by Arnold Lobel

Other authorsArnold Lobel (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1986

Status

Available

Local notes

R Lob (c.1) paperback

Collection

Publication

HarperCollins (1986), Edition: Reprint, 64 pages, $4.99, (Feb. 2018)

Description

As Grasshopper sets out to follow a road, he meets some unusual characters.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

64 p.; 6 inches

ISBN

006444094X / 9780064440943

Barcode

2928

User reviews

LibraryThing member jillrhudy
Pilgrim's Progress for the romper room set. Frog and Toad are fabulous, but I say Up with Grasshopper! No author could get across more complexity of plot and characterization on the first-grade level than Arnold Lobel. "Grasshopper" is an allegory of Everyman on the road of life, and our leggy protagonist runs into bugs with all kinds of personality quirks. He meets beetle zealots, a histrionic worm, a narcissistic mosquito, a clean-freak housefly, and obsessive-compusive butterflies. Grasshopper deals with all of them with grace, style, and perfect self-composure. None of them suck him into their neuroses, or even slow him down for very long. It's never too early for the lessons this book teaches--stay centered and grounded, be optimistic, keep to your own path. And beware of all the narrow-minded wackos out there.… (more)

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Pages

64

Rating

(37 ratings; 4.3)
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