Crickwing

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Houghton Mifflin 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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User Review  - Dione Basseri - Goodreads

For the author of Stellaluna and Pinduli to produce this is a bit...disappointing. Especially given the plot similarities between Pinduli and this story. In both, an animal is made fun of for their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cortny Green - Goodreads

Crickwing is a heart-felt book about a cockroach with a broken wing and an artistic talent, who ends up saving the day after being the reason why the day needs to be save. The message is clear in the ... Read full review

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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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