By Bea Brown
Wally the Cockeyed Cricket thinks himself a fine musician. But humans disagree. When he finds himself trapped in Mrs. Grumpydee’s kitchen, he sings a sad song and Mrs. Grumpydee’s ears are offended. She locks Wally in a jar and charges children a dime to see the unusual insect. But when the jar is knocked over and shatters, Wally the Cockeyed Cricket sings a different tune.