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A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill (illustrated by Evaline Ness) is my new favorite children’s read-aloud. On his way home with the cows one evening, six-year-old Jay catches a cricket and makes it his friend. A Pocketful of Cricket was published in 1964 and is a 1965 Caldecott Honor Book.