Cecily Cicada

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9780615125480: Cecily Cicada

A delightful book, written by a mother/ daughter before the 17-year cicada invasion of 2004. They wrote it to ease the insect anxiety of their 3-year-old granddaughter/daughter when they learned the cicadas were coming. It tells the miraculous life of a special 17-year cicada named Cecily in an endearing way. Beautifully illustrated and fun. Your child will want to find a Cecily of her/his own. A cicada cult classic.

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About the Author:

Kita Helmetag Murdock is the co-author of Cecily Cicada and author of the middle grade fiction book Francie's Fortune. She has an English degree from Boston College and a Master's in Teaching from American University. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Boulder, Colorado. Her mom, Patsy Helmetag, is co-author and illustrator of Cecily Cicada. Her bio can be seen at Broadneckwritersworkshop.com

Review:

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for children of entomophobic parents This book was a great help in preparing my daughter for the coming onslaught of cicadas in the Washington DC area these past few weeks. She went from being weary and uncomfortable with them (no doubt behavior learned from her parents!) to being interested and curious to the point of picking them up and carrying them around when they arrived. --A customer

5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book and so do my two nieces (ages 5 and 6 & 3/4.) The adorable illustrations and the heartwarming story of Cecilia have transformed cicadas from a scary menace into an animal that you'd want to pal around with. It's sophisticated enough to be educational, but simple and clever enough to share with a child of any age. The fundamental lessons of the importance of patience and love really shine through. If you live in a place with cicadas, this book is a must, and if you don't, reading it may make you consider a move. I highly recommend this book for any child with a curiosity about the world. --Karima Hassan

5.0 stars out of 5 stars I absolutely love this book! I bought Cecily Cicada for my nephew Ben who is 1 1/2 and starting to discover the joys of bugs and everything of the like. He is mesmorized by the colorful illustrations and I really enjoy reading the story! The actual story is refreshingly unique, detailed and uses some great vocabulary, so for now Ben gets a kick out of the pictures and the name - he loves to try and say Cecily) and I'm sure he will grow into the depth of the story. I highly recommend this book for children of all ages! --Becky M. Gray

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