Old Cricket

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Old Cricket

By Lisa Wheeler; Ponder Goembel (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689845109, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2003

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.