Old Cricket tries to get out of work by creaking, cricking and cracking. When Old Crow chases him, Old Cricket has reason to creak, crick and crack. Lisa Wheeler’s fun story includes lots of alliteration (try and count all the words that start with “c”–there’s also a fair number of “b” words). Illustrated by Ponder Goembel, this book is an entertaining read aloud choice, as well as a modern fable feel.
Check http://www.lisawheelerbooks.com/LW/cricket_files/OldCricket.pd and http://www.lisawheelerbooks.com/LW/cricket_files/old_cricket_activities_2.pdf for learning extensions.