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Publisher Comments:

Crickwing never set out to be a bully--he wanted only to create his art in peace. But the little cockroach is an easy target for the bigger creatures in the forest. In his frustration he decides to even the score by bullying the leafcutter ants. They're just so easy to pick on.

Big mistake. Nobody angers the leafcutter queen and gets away with it.

Review:

"Tired of being bullied, an artistic cockroach with a crooked wing and a penchant for culinary sculpture ('I just like to play with my food') begins picking on creatures even smaller than himself — leafcutter ants — and is taken prisoner by the colony. Crickwing is sentenced to be served up as a peace offering to the army ants, but a few brave rebels have a change of heart and set him free. The grateful (and penitent) cockroach repays their kindness and saves the colony by scaring off the army ants with his best sculpture ever — a giant green anteater made of leaves. The tale ends with Crickwing joining the leafcutters as their chef; the celebration that follows includes flower confetti and dancing (the 'six-step,' naturally). Cannon (Verdi) works her picture book magic once again, producing an amusing tale lightly rooted in natural history (notes on cockroaches and ants follow the story). Reeling in her audience with saucy characters and an engaging plotline, she hooks them with her vibrant visuals. Whether depicting Crickwing creating an edible mouse from a root, leaves and berries, an ocelot peering at him as he hides under a stone or a herd of leafcutter ants falling into one his traps, Cannon's illustrations skillfully blur the line between fact and fancy, and add another feather to her well-decorated cap. Ages 6-9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

An Oddball Artist's Epic Adventure

Synopsis:

An Oddball Artist's Epic Adventure

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152050610
Author:
Cannon, Janell
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 0.52 lb
Age Level:
06-09

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Product details 48 pages Voyager Books - English 9780152050610 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tired of being bullied, an artistic cockroach with a crooked wing and a penchant for culinary sculpture ('I just like to play with my food') begins picking on creatures even smaller than himself — leafcutter ants — and is taken prisoner by the colony. Crickwing is sentenced to be served up as a peace offering to the army ants, but a few brave rebels have a change of heart and set him free. The grateful (and penitent) cockroach repays their kindness and saves the colony by scaring off the army ants with his best sculpture ever — a giant green anteater made of leaves. The tale ends with Crickwing joining the leafcutters as their chef; the celebration that follows includes flower confetti and dancing (the 'six-step,' naturally). Cannon (Verdi) works her picture book magic once again, producing an amusing tale lightly rooted in natural history (notes on cockroaches and ants follow the story). Reeling in her audience with saucy characters and an engaging plotline, she hooks them with her vibrant visuals. Whether depicting Crickwing creating an edible mouse from a root, leaves and berries, an ocelot peering at him as he hides under a stone or a herd of leafcutter ants falling into one his traps, Cannon's illustrations skillfully blur the line between fact and fancy, and add another feather to her well-decorated cap. Ages 6-9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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An Oddball Artist's Epic Adventure

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An Oddball Artist's Epic Adventure

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