Children’s Book: The Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting  » Books  »
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  • I thought the story could have injected some humor somewhere

    • by shawn the writer
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      The Christmas Cricket is a children’s book written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Timothy Bush. It was published in 2002. The story tells of a little cricket who sneaks inside a home and treats the family inside to a special Christmas song.

      The story does a nice job of showing things from the cricket’s perspective. The


      little cricket sneaks under a door into the house and manages to get up into the Christmas tree. He starts to sing, and the family chooses to listen instead of try to squish him. The story tells children that no one is insignificant and that everyone has a unique talent.

      The illustrations are warm and fairly realistic.


      • They almost look like a painting. The candles and lights give off a soft glow in the house. The cricket looks pretty much like a cricket, but somehow manages to also seem cute and likeable. You feel sorry for him when he feels alone, and and children will like that he is accepted by the
        family and even called an “angel” for his singing.

        My daughter did not mind this story but it was not her favorite. I thought the story could have injected some humor somewhere. Sometimes stories that take themselves so seriously fall a little flat. The Christmas Cricket fits that category. I give it a 6 out of 10.




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