Troubador LITTLE big Insects: Clicket Cricket Joins a Band

Released: 28/09/2020

ISBN: 9781838595241

eISBN: 9781838596422

Format: Paperback/eBook

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LITTLE big Insects: Clicket Cricket Joins a Band

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A colourfully illustrated duo of children’s books take young readers to an animal world where it’s okay to have a disability and be different!

In Clicket Cricket Joins a Band, there isn’t anything Clicket Cricket wants more than to share his love of music. But he is too shy to do anything about it because he has a stammer that makes him very nervous to speak in front of people - let alone sing! But with his friends’ help, his dream could finally be in reach - if only he has the courage to get up on stage!

Brilliant Books

A really lovely children’s book, part of a fun series.
What’s different about this series of books is that they take an issue that can be difficult for children to understand and for parents to explain and normalise it.
All the characters in this book have fun names and the illustrations are fantastic.
In this book Clicket Cricket suffers from a stammer, which makes him feel embarrassed and nervous. Throughout the story he learns that he can do all his favourite things and have fun with his friends and that what could be conceived as a disability, need not hold him back or stop him doing what he loves.

My son loved the illustrations in this book which are all very colourful and clear.

It is nice to find a different type of children’s book.

by NetGalley review


This book is a wonderful tool for educators and parents alike. THe bright and exciting colours used in the illustrations will appeal to children. The adorable and engaging insect characters will draw them to the story.

Clicket Cricket is a shy cricket because he stammers and when he's nervous he stammers even more. Because of this he rarely leaves his home. Through this book children will learn that to be different is to be unique and to be unique makes you powerful. Everyone has differences and we have to accept everyone for who they are.

The book has fun character names that will appeal to children: Perm Worm, Burrito Mosquito, Hearwig Earwig, Fasthopper Grasshopper and Ladybird Bradybird.

This book is a definite 5 stars for it's educational value.

by NetGalley review


Clicket Cricket stutters a lot and has a hard time having conversations. He is sad that he struggles to talk. One night his friend invites him to a concert, and clicket cricket discovers how to be comfortable being himself. I did feel this book was a but too wordy/ long, but overall i loved the message. This is a great story both for entertaining children and improving their self-esteem.

by NetGalley review


Exceptional book! So inspiring for young children with disabilities who think they're different. They are not. They are inspiring individuals who just need to know it is okay to be themselves. The author has captured this perfectly.

by Helen Davies


Exceptional book! So inspiring for young children with disabilities who think they're different. They are not. They are inspiring individuals who just need to know it is okay to be themselves. The author has captured this perfectly.

by Helen Davies


I love that this story features a stuttering cricket, and shows what problems other people have.
My husband actually had a stutter when he was younger and there weren't any books like this around that taught him that he was still perfectly normal , and that there were ways to overcome it.
The illustrations are really cute and colourful and would keep a child's attention.
I love this series of books and what they represent.

by NetGalley review


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