Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cricket Man by Phyllis Naylor - ADVISABLE

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Cricket Man, 196 pgs. Atheneum, 2008.

Language - PG (17 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - G; Violence - G

Kenny goes to school, has friends, skateboards, and gets in trouble like everyone else, but what no one knows is that he has a secret identity. Summer mornings Kenny is Cricket Man. He goes into his pool every summer morning and saves bugs from their doom. But can Cricket Man save his friend Jodie from herself if she doesn't want to be saved?

I believe that everyone can be a hero if they want to. Cricket Man does a good job of presenting the idea that you can be a hero by just being a friend. I think that this book belongs in every collection.

EL, MS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: CH

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