The Littlest Pair Explores Kindness To Animals
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The Littlest Pair Explores Kindness To Animals

Book Title: The Littlest Pair

Author: Sylvia A. Rouss

Illustrator: Holly Hannon

Book Summary:

None of the animals want the termites to come aboard Noah’s Ark. After all, termites eat arks. But when the rain starts pouring and the animals start slipping helter skelter across the Ark, the termites use their wood munching abilities to save the day. The entire book is done in rhyme.

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This resource was created by the PJ Library at the PJ Library Educator s Center. Created for Family programs, this resource and its activities can be utilized, possibly with modifications, in a variety of children s learning environments.

Synopsis from the resource: "A big flood is coming, and Noah has instructed two of each animal to board his ark. However, there isn’t one animal happy to see a pair of termites come aboard their temporary floating home. Things aboard the ark quickly become slippery and uncomfortable, but the little termites have a solution to their problem! All of the other creatures learn the importance of respect and watching our words in this heartwarming tale"

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