In the story, 'Old Cricket' by Lisa Wheeler, Old Cricket isn't in the mood to 'ready their roof for winter.' Being the clever old bug that he is, Cricket devises a plan to avoid any kind of physical labor. He tells his wife that he has a creak in his knee; his cousin the Katydid, that he has a crick in his neck; and his Uncle Ant, that he has a crack in his back. Having no intention of seeing the doctor for these invented maladies, Cricket's plan to avoid all work is going exactly as planned. However, his devious plan goes awry when he meets Old Crow who intends to make a meal out of creaky, cracky and cricky Old Cricket. How does a clever old bug get out of this mess? With this book's vibrant illustrations, entertaining verse, and humorous content, 'Old Cricket' will have the young reader reading and laughing out loud.
Similar authors: Arnold Lobel; Eric A. Kimmel; Tim Myers; Stephen Krensky
Similar books: Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel;
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Luli Gray;
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney;
The Outfoxed Fox by Tim Myers;
Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel
Date read: 7/15/2011