Old Cricket

Illustrated by Ponder Goembel
LIST PRICE $24.99

About The Book

Old Cricket tells his missus why he can't fix the roof -- "I woke with a creak in my knee, dear wife."
He tells Cousin Katydid why he can't pick berries -- "I woke with a creak in my knee and a crick in my neck."
He tells Uncle Ant why he can't harvest corn -- "I woke with a creak in my knee, a crick in my neck, and a crack in my back....I'm off to see Doc Hopper."
But before he gets there, Old Crow comes calling. "Caw-caw-caw," he says, hungrily. And caw is one C-word Old Cricket can't relish.
The creators of Sailor Moo present a second critter comedy, full of wordplay and antic animation.

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don’t Bite People and People Share with People, both illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at LisaWheelerBooks.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (May 2003)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689845109
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 3 - 6

Awards and Honors

  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • Arizona Young Reader Book Award Nominee
  • Golden Sower Masterlist (NE)
  • South Dakota Prairie Bud Award
  • Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Master List

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