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Quick as a Cricket

Quick as a Cricket

by Audrey Wood Illustrated by Don Wood

This cheerful read-aloud picture book aimed at toddlers and preschoolers reinforces the concept of individuality and feeling good about one's self. The protagonist, a happy little boy, uses simple rhyming verse to compare his best characteristics to animals in the wild. "I'm as quick as a cricket, I'm as slow as a snail, I'm as small as an ant, I'm as large as a whale!" The boy's enthusiasm leads him to swing through the trees and sip a cup of tea with a poodle. "Put it together," he declares, "and you've got me!"

Wood's bright illustrations reflect the humor of the text. A fine introduction to the animal kingdom and the importance of self-esteem.

Ages
3, 4, 5, 6
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 1
Lexile Measure
240L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
I
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Audrey Wood Audrey Wood's love of storytelling has been an integral part of her life since she was a child.
Don Wood Don Wood decided to be an artist in sixth grade. He began illustrating children's books when his wife, Audrey, started writing picture books.

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