We’re launching our first book, The Great Cricket Picket!!! The book is now available for purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the App Store, Google Play, & all major distributors (some links below).
The book has been published both traditionally 📚 & as a mobile app 📱. A FREE audio read-along (for traditional books) is available for streaming or download (see below).
The Great Cricket Picket is a rhyming insect 🐞 adventure featuring: a kicked cricket, a protest, mini-life lessons, a catapult, snoring, & a cookie 🍪. In the story, bugs join forces and stand up to a boy when he hurts one of their own.
VIDEO TRAILER LINK: https://youtu.be/8pvCULk4wDY
Amazon: (Hardcover and paperback)
The Great Cricket Picket is a rhyming insect adventure featuring: a kicked cricket, a protest, mini-life lessons, a catapult, snoring, and a cookie. In the story, bugs join forces and stand up to a boy when he hurts one of their own.
The Great Cricket Picket is a traditional & digital adaptation of a children’s storybook poem by Nathan Tafoya and illustrated by Melissa Bastow. This fast-paced tale humorously presents a number of mini-life lessons. It is also a great conversational starter for parents and educators looking to discuss bullying, tolerance, and consequences.
The mobile book app (iOS & Android) features:
– Read To Me/Read By Myself options
– Narration with highlighted text
– Music and animations on every page
– A maze
– Memory games
– A coloring exercise
Parents will appreciate that their child’s interactive reading experience will be supplemented with educational and fun game-play.
The storyline of The Great Cricket Picket helps your child develop social and emotional learning skillsets and the gaming section helps them take a lighthearted approach to brain exercises.
It is the author’s hope that adults and children will transfer some of the lessons in the book to real life and help rewrite the rules and expectations for the next generation of children entering K-12.
DON’T FORGET! On the dedication page are resources for parents, teacher, leaders, and kids to address both victims and perpetrators of bullying and also to obtain helpful toolkits & resources.
The Great Cricket Picket is dedicated, with permission, to the memory of Steven Urry: http://www.hisnamewassteven.org