When a very tired ant named DreddieLocks visits the very slimy home of three banana slugs, a very sticky situation ensues. As the mischievous ant samples the absent slugs’ gruel and tries out their beds, more and more things stick to him! This vibrantly illustrated story by first-time children’s-book author Margaret E. Hyde explores the ultrasticky nature of banana-slug slime and the incredible strength of the ant in a whimsical re-creation of the classic children’s story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
About the Author
Margaret E. Hyde was inspired to write this tale while taking long strolls through the redwoods with her children in Santa Cruz, California. This is her first picture book. She has also created and edited the Great Art for Kids Series, available from Pelican. A native of Memphis, Hyde now lives in Santa Monica with her family.
About the Illustrator
Curtis Parker lives and paints in Tempe, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University and there studied graphic design and illustration. Many of his images have appeared in Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. This is his first children’s book.
DREDDIE LOCKS & THE THREE SLUGS
By Margaret E. Hyde
llustrated by Curtis Parker
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
36 pp. 10 x 10
25 color illustrations