A Pocketful of Cricket Author:Rebecca Caudill, Evaline Ness (Illustrator) "Chee! Chee!" — Inside Jay's dark pocket Cricket began fiddling. — The talking stopped. — Everybody listened. — A Caldecott Honor classic that celebrates friendship and new experiences. — One afternoon late in August, before the start of a new school year, Jay finds Cricket. Cricket fits just right in small spaces -- like under a tea st... more »rainer or in Jay's very own pocket -- and Cricket makes the most exciting sounds. But what happens when it's time to go back to school? Will Cricket come too?
Forty years after its original publication, this charming tale continues to capture the imaginative world of a child.« less
A cute book about a boy that brings a cricket to school in his pocket. His teacher has him show it to the class. They have show and tell in first grade. The children ask questions about the cricket. Jay (the boy that has the cricket) lets the children know that crickets only make sounds at night when it is dark.
Jay has picked up a few things besides the cricket on his way to school. The children ask what he is going to bring next and he says beans.