HarperCollins (1986), Edition: Reprint, 64 pages
As Grasshopper sets out to follow a road, he meets some unusual characters.
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
Show Moreprotagonist 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.