Award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh (Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence winner, National Association of Parenting Periodicals Gold Award winner) presents this folk tale live with no script, accompanied only by his own dynamic banjo playing.
Lion was declared king and invited all the animals to come for a greeting, so he could thank them all. Little Ant was representing all the ants and she was so excited she got up extra early and got to the greeting place before any other animals. She didn't care. She would just wait, but soon a monkey came who did not think a tiny ant should be the first in line and picked her up and threw her over his shoulder. This happened again and again as animal after animal felt that no little ant should be in front of it. Ant was last and by the time ant got up to the lion king, the king was too tired and he did not eve greet Little Ant. She went home sad.
Time went by and the king got an ear ache. It was a tiny worm in his ear. He called in the animals, but they were all too big to reach in his ear. So they all figured that Little Ant was the only one who could help. Then they all remembered how mean they were to Little Ant. They all went together and apologized to Little Ant and asked her to help the King. He then offered his apologies and she agreed to help. She retrieved the worm and everyone celebrated her big littleness. From then on ants can live anywhere.
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