Old Cricket

By Lisa Wheeler; Ponder Goembel (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689845109, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 2003

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Description
Old Cricket tells his missus why he can't fix the roof -- "I woke with a creak in my knee, dear wife."
He tells Cousin Katydid why he can't pick berries -- "I woke with a creak in my knee and a crick in my neck."
He tells Uncle Ant why he can't harvest corn -- "I woke with a creak in my knee, a crick in my neck, and a crack in my back....I'm off to see Doc Hopper."
But before he gets there, Old Crow comes calling. "Caw-caw-caw," he says, hungrily. And "caw" is one C-word Old Cricket can't relish.
The creators of "Sailor Moo" present a second critter comedy, full of wordplay and antic animation.



About the Author
Lisa Wheeler has written eighteen books for children, including "The Pet Project", illustrated by Zachariah OHora, and the" "hilarious "Spinster Goose", illustrated by Sophie Blackall. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at LisaWheelerBooks.com.

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, "Old Cricket", a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, and "Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs", by Brian Swann; and "The Night Iguana Left Home", by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is www.pondergoembel.com.
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