Crickwing

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Harcourt, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
36 Reviews
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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From the creator of Stellaluna comes Crickwing, the story of a misunderstood cockroach who becomes angry because he is different. I really enjoyed the illustrations of this book and its story of forgiveness. Recommended for primary and intermediate students. Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Hargrove - Goodreads

Beautifully illustrated! A unwanted nickname creates an unintentional bully! Spared from certain death as a sacrifice, Crickwing saves the day! Cute book and great, clear message 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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