In the story the little girl who would not work, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, the author believes that work is important for children to grow up. Bee is gathering sweets and making and making honeycomb. ‘’Why I am always working, gathering sweets and making the honeycomb for you. I have not time for play.’’ Other animals talk to girl have to work. Ant said, “Once some one stepped upon our house and crushed it. We Ants thought we would go and hunt for a ready – made house, but we traveled very long way, and we were not able to find a house ready made, and we were obliged to come home and build.” Work is important to animals or people to survive for good life.Early in the story girl like to play and not doing work. But as the story continues she is working after when she saw other animals working.The squirrel believes that he has to work to survive winter and says, ‘’ I have a family living in the old oak tree, and I must store away nuts for winter. I have no time to stop and play ‘’The squirrel is trying to explain to the girl that it important to work because squirrel family have to survive for long winter so, they have to gathered lot’s of food.