Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!
That's the sound crickets make. You've probably heard them chirp on a summer evening. But did you know that they make their chirping sounds by rubbing their wings together, and that only male crickets can chirp?
Inside this book you'll learn about crickets, and even how to tell the temperature by counting a cricket's chirps.
Melvin Berger and Megan Lloyd have created a wonderful introduction to a fascinating insect: the cricket.Chirrrp, chirrrp, chirrrpthats the sound of crickets on a summer evening. A male cricket makes this sound by rubbing his legs against a bumpy vein on his wing. Find out more about crickets, including how they hear with their knees, in this stunningly illustrated introduction to the cricket.
About the Author
Melvin Berger is the author of many classic LRFOs, including Germs Make Me Sick!, Oil Spills! and Why I Cough, Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn, as well as other nonfiction on the Harper backlist. He lives in East Hampton, NY.
Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli, and The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gives a solid introduction into the life cycle of a cricket and basic information about crickets' body parts. Students will enjoy learning how and why a cricket chirps and where the ear on a cricket is located (behind the front knees!). The illustrations are high quality. There is also ideas for extensions (building a cricket model, jumping like a cricket) and how to keep a pet cricket in the back. This is a high quality book, and I would recommend it to any elementary science teacher. I think it would be better with real photographs and/or source notes.