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The tiger and the grasshopper

November 9, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Butterfly Ball

butterflyballButterfly Ball
by Roger Glover

The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast is a concept album and subsequent live rock opera appearing in 1974 and 1975 respectively, based on the children’s poem of a similar title. The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge’s design for a 1973 book based on the poem.


December 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast

the-butterfly-ball-and-the-grasshoppers-feastThe Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast

By William Plomer
Illustrated by Alan Aldridge

Renowned illustrator Alan Aldridge introduced the fantastical world of the Butterfly Ball in this breathtaking modern classic.


November 20, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Down in the meadow where the corn cobs grow

Down in the meadow where the corn cobs grow,
A grasshopper jumped on an elephant’s toe.

The elephant cried with tears in his eyes,
Why don’t you pick on someone your size?

November 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment


Aesop’s Fable

One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.

“What!” cried the Ants in surprise, “haven’t you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?”

“I didn’t have time to store up any food,” whined the Grasshopper; “I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone.”

The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust.

“Making music, were you?” they cried. “Very well; now dance!” And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.

There’s a time for work and a time for play.

June 12, 2008 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment