I wanted to recommend a book to all my 2nd graders. I almost always read this book at the end of school. Since we have been so long with reading Little House in the Big Woods, I don't know if we'll have time to read The Cricket in Times Square. If we don't get to it, I would like to suggest that you either buy this book from the bookstore or check it out of the library and read it this summer. I really think you will enjoy it!