Excerpt There is an excerpt from the story Chester Cricket’s Pigeon Ride in your anthology. An excerpt is a section taken from a longer work. Good news - excerpts give you the idea of a story in fewer pages. Bad news - it leaves out important information.
Some Cricket Facts Predators Spiders, some wasps, ground beetles, birds, small rodents and lizards are cricket predators. Interesting Behaviors To attract mates, males produce a sound made by rubbing their forewings against each other. The resulting chirping sound is picked up by the female's ears on her front legs. The chirp sounds are different for each species so that individuals can find their own species.
The Old Meadow Think about something you really miss (don’t tell anyone what it is). We often get sad when we think of things we miss. Chester Cricket gets very sad in the story Chester Cricket’s Pigeon Ride.
New York City Chester lives in Times Square? He really, really missed the Old Meadow where he grew up, especially seeing stars at night.
Remedy for Homesickness Chester Cricket goes in search when he meets a pigeon name LuLu. Lulu helps Chester to feel less homesick. What do you predict she does?