Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I just rediscovered the classic book, A Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. My eight-year old son and I read it together this past week. This is one of the few books that I saved from my childhood and it was worth it! This book was written over fifty years ago, but it still appeals to kids today.

This book chronicles the adventures of a musical cricket, cantankerous mouse, a wise cat, and a little boy named Mario. The animals discover the sights of New York City and save the day for the little boy's parents. My son was delighted by this heartfelt story of friendship and their capers all over New York City. This book is a wonderful easy to read story with fabulous illustrations by Garth Williams. We laughed and smiled our whole way through this book. It is well worth a trip to the library to rediscover this book with your children this summer!

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