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“I Can’t,” Said the Ant by Polly Cameron, a nonsense story read-aloud

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Empathy, teamwork, and resilience take center stage in a 1960s-era kitchen when Miss Teapot falls and breaks her spout. “What’s all the clatter?” asked the platter. “Teapot fell,” said the dinner bell.

Can the ant fix the teapot and push her back up to the sink alone? “I can’t,” said the ant.

I can't said the ant
But together with some ant friends, a few spiders, and a reported 89 hopeful observers in the kitchen—a mop, a glass, a pie, a bean, a beet, a mixer, root beer, a scallion, and so many more—Miss Teapot makes her way back onto the sink.

Accompanied by music, Storytime with Mama Ezra shares this 1961 rhyme-filled nonsense story, a picture book by artist and children’s author Polly Cameron.

Co-operate said the plate
Give them time said the lime
Watch more read aloud book videos, including:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, animated
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read by Reid Scott
Whatever Happened to My Sister? by Simona Ciraolo, a read-aloud video
• Good Night Moon, an audio filmstrip video from Uncommon Ephemera

Bonus: Minuscule, French-made animations about the lives of insects.

h/t @LagunaVintage.

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