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Searching For Cicadas by Lesley Gibbes and Judy Watson

Shortlisted for the 2020 CBCA Eva Pownall award for non-fiction books presented in an imaginative manner this is the story of a young boy and his grandfather's summer search for cicada. There are lots of interesting facts about cicadas and a lovely story of intergenerational teaching and camping.  The activities for this book include the life cycle of a cicada, making an edible cicada and an origami cicada, drawing a cicada, matching cicadas to their names and a reflection on camping as a holiday. 


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