Old Cricket

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.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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