Cricket in the Thicket: Poems about Bugs

Author(s): Carol Murray

Picture Books

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


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Carol Murray is a poet and the author of a number of books for young readers, most recently including ABC Art Riddles. A former English and speech teacher, she lives in Kansas. carolmurray.netMelissa Sweet is the award-winning illustrator of nearly 100 books for young readers. Her work has garnered many honors and awards, including two Caldecott Honor Medals and two New York Times Best Illustrated citations. She lives in Maine.

General Fields

  • : 9780805098181
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : June 2017
  • : 234mm X 287mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carol Murray
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Melissa Sweet
  • : 811.54
  • : illustrations