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Tom Hanks currently has the #1 movie at the box office with Toy Story 4. He’s no stranger to success, but clearly isn’t above taking career advice from the public. Even if the public is in the third grade.

Back in April, Mrs. Vicky Huber’s third grade class at Capitol Elementary School in Levelland, TX wrote letters to Tom Hanks. The kids asked Tom to make a movie from a children’s book they read called Two Bad Ants.

A month later, Hanks wrote back. On a signed card dated May 27th, the Hollywood superstar wrote, “This summer, I’m reading Two Bad Ants! Thanks for the letters.”

Two Bad Ants might make a good movie. It’s the story of two ants who decide to leave the safety of their colony to explore a perilous kitchen only to learn a valuable lesson. It was written by Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Polar Express. You may recall that the animated version of that book just happened to star Tom Hanks.

If Tom does turn Two Bad Ants into a movie, will Mrs. Huber’s third grade class get producer credits?