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Harcourt, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Crickwing never set out to be a bully. All he wants is to create his art in peace. But it's not easy being different--a cockroach with a cricked wing and a flair for sculpture is a ready target for the bigger creatures in the forest. Crickwing just wants to even the score, and leafcutter ants are so easy to pick on. . . .Big mistake. Nobody angers the leafcutter queen and gets away with it.
In this epic adventure beneath the foliage, Crickwing and the leafcutter ants go head-to-head. Then a swarm of ferocious army ants threatens, and suddenly everyone is in danger. Crickwing has to do something, but what? He's an artist, not a fighter. What the leafcutters need is a hero. Or, maybe, a cockroach with a really clever idea. . . .

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Gorgeous pictures-awesome vocabulary-excellent story!! - Goodreads
But it is also incredibly educational. - Goodreads
The pictures in this book were wonderful, of course. - Goodreads
The illustrations are particularly well-done. - Goodreads
The pictures outshine the story on this one. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amaal - Goodreads

Title: Crickwing Author: Janell Cannon Date of Publication: Genre: Fiction/Picture Book Annotations: This book is about a cockroach called Crickwing due to his wing going crooked after an escape from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

I suppose if it had been about something other than cockroaches I might have liked it a bit. A variation of "The Ant and the Grasshopper." Read full review

About the author (2000)

Janell Cannon's picture books have won many awards and are beloved around the world. Before she became a full-time creator of books for children, she designed and produced summer reading programs at her local public library. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ms. Cannon now lives in Southern California.

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