by Janell Cannon

An Oddball Artist's Epic Adventure

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780152050610
  • ISBN-10: 0152050612
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication Date: 05/01/2005
  • Carton Quantity: 50
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    Crickwing never set out to be a bully. All he wants is to create his art in peace. But it's not easy being different--a cockroach with a cricked wing and a flair for sculpture is a ready target for the bigger creatures in the forest. Crickwing just wants to even the score, and leafcutter ants are so easy to pick on. . . .Big mistake. Nobody angers the leafcutter queen and gets away with it.

    In this epic adventure beneath the foliage, Crickwing and the leafcutter ants go head-to-head. Then a swarm of ferocious army ants threatens, and suddenly everyone is in danger. Crickwing has to do something, but what? He's an artist, not a fighter. What the leafcutters need is a hero. Or, maybe, a cockroach with a really clever idea. . . .

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    "Text and illustrations are beautifully matched as readers follow Crickwing's positive transformation."--The Boston Globe

    "Cannon's illustrations skillfully blur the line between fact and fancy, and add a feather to her well-decorated cap."--Publishers Weekly

    "Crickwing is not only a hero, but an elegant, graceful beauty as well."--Kirkus Reviews