Quick as a Cricket  
by Audrey Wood; illustrated by Don Wood

I'm As Quick as a Cricket!

This classic title is also a good pick for teaching similes, although we prefer the title above (My Heart is Like a Zoo) because the level of the similes is a bit more appropriate for older kids. This book is loaded with simile examples, but they are more simple and fancidful (ie: I'm as small as an ant.) Either is a good choice!

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Reading Levels  
Interest Level:  PreS-Gr. 2                 DRA Level:  16                   Lexile Measure: 240L
Grade Equivalent: 2.8                        Guided Reading: I



Sample spreads 

Below are two sample spreads from inside Quick as a Cricket. Our little reproductions here aren't very good. We'll work on getting better copies. However, these sample pages should give you an
idea of
the inside of the book nonetheless.


Quick as a Cricket   Quick as a Cricket


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