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 " Cricket in Time Square"   George Sheldon   3rd to 5th


Fiction, chapter book


Summary of the story :

   After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station from his native Connecticut via a picnic basket, he takes up residence in the Bellinis' newsstand. There tiny Chester is lucky enough to find three good friends: 

  •  a little boy named Mario, whose parents run the unsuccessful newsstand;

  • a fast-talking Broadway mouse called Tucker;

  •  and Tucker's pal, Harry Cat. Between escapades in New York City,

the four somehow manage to bring success to the almost bankrupt newsstand.





Possible Design Challenges:
  • Designing a home for the cricket,  
  • designing a sound system to amplify the crickets sound.
  • Designing a food system for the cricket, mouse and cat.




  Prepared by  Bill Wolfson.  Copyright 2011
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