The Cricket in Times Square

Written by George Selden
Illustrated by ?Garth Williams

Reviewed by Shawn S. (age 10)

The Cricket in Times Square illustration will appear here.

This story is about a cricket named Chester who finds his way to new York City in a picnic basket. Chester is originally from Connecticut. One day a little boy, Mario, picks him up and takes him to an unsuccessful newstand located in the subway station of Times Square. Mario and Chester meet a fast talking mouse named Tucker and Harry the cat. These friends have tome greate times, but they also have some bad times, like when Chester dreams of a willow leaf, and eats a dollar bill. The money would've helped the newstand.

My favorite part was when Mario's newsstnad finally became a success. It is kind of sad in the start because his life is dreary and he's from a very poor family.

The Cricket in Times Square is one of the best books I have ever read. It's an interesting and funny story that tells about friendship and the struggles of city life.

Shawn S. is a student in Ms. Schofield and Mrs. Scanlan's 3rd and 4th grade classes
2001-2002