Little Busybodies: The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, and Others

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These short stories about crickets, ants, bees, beetles and other little busybodies are intended by the two authors to show their children the wonderland of insectcs if we just take the time to look closely. "We hope that you will realize that more wonderful than the most wonderful fairy story ever told is the marvel of the created life of these little insects; we want you to come to know something of their joys and troubles; we want you to learn how to be kind to them, and how they may be useful to you; and we want you to find out for yourselves the places they take in the great plan of creation." The authors speak to their own children in each story and through them to children of all ages to come. A fun book so jump right in! Don't let the crickets have all the fun. - Summary by The authors and phil chenevert (3 hr 28 min)


A Word to the Children and the Wise 6:59 Read by Linette Geisel
The Journey 9:40 Read by Kathrine Engan
Rangeley Village 10:11 Read by Sarocha T
The Little Army (Locusts and Grasshoppers) 14:24 Read by Sarocha T
Fiddlers (Crickets) 9:55 Read by Sarocha T
How Katy Did (Katydids) 7:19 Read by Sarocha T
Fishing (Dragon-flies) 11:44 Read by Kathrine Engan
The Swimming-Pool (The May-fly) 6:00 Read by Kathrine Engan
The Rainy Day (Leaf and Tree Hoppers) 9:41 Read by sashelliott
The Prize (Lace-Wing, Ant-Lion, and Caddis-Worm) 13:43 Read by Christi Lupher
A Nagging Family (Flies and Mosquitoes) 13:46 Read by Le
Camping Out (Butterflies and Moths) 12:25 Read by sashelliott
Camp-In-The-Clouds (Butterflies and Moths, continued) 8:09 Read by sashelliott
Storm-Bound (Beetles) 14:50 Read by Michele Fry
A Day's Hunting (Bees) 21:00 Read by Sarocha T
Leaving Camp (Wasps) 18:03 Read by Brett Phillips
Eyes And No Eyes (Ants) 20:31 Read by Brett Phillips