Cicada by Shaun Tan

Cicada

Shaun Tan with Shaun Tan (Illustrator)

Cicada

Shaun Tan with Shaun Tan (Illustrator)

fiction childrens reflective fast-paced

32 pages | first published 2018

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From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyondCicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. But in the end, just when you think he's given up...
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Summary of 530 reviews

Moods

reflective 52%
dark 48%
emotional 44%
sad 44%
hopeful 28%
challenging 16%
adventurous 12%
funny 12%
inspiring 12%
lighthearted 12%
mysterious 4%
tense 4%

Pace

fast 78%
medium 17%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | N/A: 11% | A mix: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | N/A: 27% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 35% | N/A: 35% | No: 28%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | N/A: 18% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 12%

Average rating

4.19

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