What our customers are saying about CRICKET
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"CRICKET has opened my horizons to different styles of art and literature."
"I keep all my CRICKET magazines so my children will be able to read them someday. I have learned so much from CRICKET. It is filled with the most wonderful stories. The "Cricket Country" comic is funny. CRICKET has opened my horizons to different styles of art and literature that I now have learned to love. Thank you."
--Caty M., age 12, Natick, Massachusetts
"We will always subscribe to your magazine."
"We will always subscribe to your magazine because of the quality and beauty you create for children who'd rather travel to other worlds through literature than live in video games. Thank you for the work you are doing, it is much appreciated."
"[T]hese poems and stories are interesting, and capture the imagination, essential ingredients for encouraging reading."
"The Cricket Magazine group puts out well-written, beautifully illustrated magazines for children of all ages. CRICKET is aimed at the 6-14 yrs age group, and is very well put together. Every issue is lavishly illustrated, and contains poems and stories that encourage the flowering of one's imagination as well as exposing kids to different cultures [some of the stories featured have an international flavor, e.g. from Thailand, China etc]. Above all, these poems and stories are interesting, and capture the imagination, essential ingredients for encouraging reading. A fine magazine indeed!"
--Z. Hayes, TX
"Since receiving this magazine, I have noticed [my seven-year-old] excelling more at reading comprehension and her own story writing skills."
"Although the target audience is stated to be 8 - 12 year old, my seven-year-old is completely fascinated with this magazine. She has thanked me countless times for the subscription and looks forward to each month with anticipation. Not only are the stories lively and entertaining, they are educational as well. (I am also learning various things about history and culture that I did not know before!) There is a good mix of fiction and nonfiction stories as well as poetry. Since receiving this magazine, I have noticed her excelling more at reading comprehension and her own story writing skills. These reasons are why I believe it is well worth the money and I will be renewing our subscription for a very long time"
"We save every issue and re-read our favorites regularly."
"The Fong family is now a multi-generation CRICKET household. I loved it as a kid and now my daughters (ages 7, 5 & 2) are enjoying every issue as well. CRICKET wins on many levels. As a parent the stories, poems, games, and cartoons deliver good, wholesome entertainment you won't mind reading to your kids again, and again, and again.... We save every issue and re-read our favorites regularly.
The different age level magazines Carus offers (CRICKET, SPIDER, LADYBUG and BABYBUG) make them great "independent reading" material as well. Finally, I don't know of a single kid who isn't thrilled to receive real "snail mail" once a month!"
--Liisa Fong, Taipei, Taiwan
FROM OUR READERS:
"Just saying CRICKET rocks! There is no magazine that can beat this one."
--Rafi H., age 11
"I think your mag is better than any TV show or magazine I've ever heard of."
--Nicholas A., Mountain Home, ID
"Your whole magazine rocks! CRICKET, I'm so glad that my grandmother did the subscription to here. IT IS SO COOL!! Keep up the great writing. P.S. I luv the covers sooooo much!"
--Corrie A., age 9, AK
"...I think it's great that there is a magazine that cares about celebrating art and imagination."
--Jasmine, age 15, Winnsboro, SC
"CRICKET, thank you for your great stories! I cheer every time one come in the mail."
--Regan, age 12, CO
"I've gotten this magazine for 3 years, and I have loved every issue! I'm always running down to the mailbox to see if my next issue has arrived. I'm 15, so technically I'm too old, but I don't care. I love it too much! I love all the artwork, too - some issues I wish I could frame the artwork. Well, thanks for making such a great magazine. I'm looking forward to the next issue!"
--Emma H., Strafford, MO
"I LOVE CRICKET!! I'm still very new to it, and I think my favorite parts are the contests and the Letterbox. The covers so far are awesome. I used to get [another kid's magazine], and I loved it, and I was really sad when my mom wouldn't renew my subscription and got me CRICKET instead. Then I got my first issue and I love it ten times more then [another kid's magazine]! When I got my first issue I even wrote right away to everybuggy even though I didn't do that with my previous mag."
--Jessi Whisenant, age 12 1/2
"[CRICKET is] a terrific blend of recreation and education."
"I was introduced to CRICKET magazine through one of my teachers in early elementary school, and soon afterward my parents began a subscription for me. From then all the way up through middle school I devoured each issue cover-to-cover the moment it arrived. At first I found it a welcome challenge compared to the overly simple and mundane classroom books of the "Mac the cat sat on a mat" variety. Even after I had surpassed the magazine in my reading ability, I continued to enjoy it for the content of the stories. Even my mother loved to read it.
The magazine provides a great collection of well-selected stories that open up an entire world for the young reader, and each issue usually has a particular theme (i.e. the Middle Ages, horses, Chinese culture, food, etc.). Some of the stories are excerpted from longer pieces and some are short works in their own right. The magazine spans all genres of literature; includes both fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; and addresses such important themes as culture, history, family and friends, growing up, and much more. Some pieces have serious and valuable morals, while others are just plain fun.
The magazine also offers book recommendations, a comic strip, a crossword puzzle, jokes, and contests for art, photography, fiction, and poetry. Moreover, each issue is beautifully illustrated. I believe the artwork in this magazine did much to inspire my own early artistic endeavors. I would highly recommend this magazine to parents and teachers alike. The stories are excellent material for young readers, and would also be great to read aloud to children. On the whole, this is a terrific blend of recreation and education! The makers of CRICKET also offer other magazines for different age levels - SPIDER, LADYBUG, and BABYBUG for the younger ones, and CICADA for adolescents."
--Monika, Davis, CA