Crickwing

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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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152050610

  • ISBN-10: 0152050612

  • Pages: 48

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 05/01/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD590L
    • Guided Reading Level N

Janell Cannon
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Janell Cannon

Janell Cannon's picture books have won many awards and are beloved around the world. She is the author and illustrator of Verdi, Crickwing, Pinduli, and the long-time bestselling classic Stellaluna. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ms. Cannon now lives in Southern California.
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    "Text and illustrations are beautifully matched as readers follow Crickwing's positive transformation."--The Boston Globe

    "Cannon's illustrations skillfully blur the line between fact and fancy, and add a feather to her well-decorated cap."--Publishers Weekly

    "Crickwing is not only a hero, but an elegant, graceful beauty as well."--Kirkus Reviews

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152050610

  • ISBN-10: 0152050612

  • Pages: 48

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 05/01/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD590L
    • Guided Reading Level N

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