Foreword Reviews

I Ate a Cicada Today

Based on a song of outrageous rhymes, I Ate a Cicada Today is a humorous, award-winning children’s picture book with CD. Each spread features a different animal or insect including such fancifully funny scenarios as, “I leapfrogged a warthog” and “I hid a giant squid.” The CD is a guitar/vocal performance by author/illustrator and hit songwriter Jeff Crossan who interjects each verse with a humorous spoken aside.

Rights Contact
Linda Crossan <bigboundbooks@comcast.net>
Award(s)
Foreword INDIEFAB Awards Bronze Winner, Indie Excellence Book Award, Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner, and Next Generation Indie Book Award
Book Website
https://iateacicadatoday.com
Contributor(s)
Jeff Crossan
Publisher
Big Bound Books
ISBN-13
978-0-9895222-0-5
Publication Date
Sep 1, 2014
Pages
32
Price
$17.99
Tags
#picturebooks
#humor
#rights
Our Review
Each limerick-like verse in this book of goofy anecdotes uses evocative yet silly vocabulary to convey situations that are both nonsensical and imaginative. A thug mugs a ladybug, for instance, and a tall giraffe gets photographed— in sing-song poems comparable in quirkiness to Raffi’s... Read More