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Harcourt, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
24 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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User Review  - Zack - Goodreads

I thought it was a fairly engaging read with the artwork and the use of words to enhance the story. The main characters change in attitude could have used a bit more fleshing out but otherwise I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christina Martin - Goodreads

I was actually looking for a book to do a read aloud with a class, and I wanted to choose a story with vivid images to keep the kids engaged. So, when I came across this book on an internet search, I ... 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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