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Cricket in the Thicket: Poems about Bugs

Age 6-10
Grade 2-3

Carol Murray, Melissa Sweet

Cricket in the Thicket: Poems about Bugs

Hardcover (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) May 9, 2017)

A nonfiction picture book of poetry about fascinating insects with accompanying facts, notes, and illustrations by the Caldecott-winning Melissa Sweet.

Pray tell us, Mr. Mantis,
Do you pray or simply prey?
Do you scout about for victims
Or fold your hands all day?

In addition to the playful rhyming poems, the supplementary text highlights surprising facts about bugs of all kinds―from familiar ants to exotic dragonflies, cringe-worthy ticks and magnificent fireflies. Melissa Sweet’s collage-inspired mixed-media illustrations beautifully render these creatures and compliment the poems’ whimsical tones. This is an enchanting and informative look at a perennial topic of interest for kids―cool bugs!

A Christy Ottaviano Book

0805098186 / 9780805098181
14.4 oz.
11.4 x 0.4 in.