By Shaun Tan

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Author/Illustrator :
Shaun Tan
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Suitable :
Year 4 - Year 8

From the extraordinary mind of Shaun Tan, comes a new every day hero - Cicada.

Cicada knows what it is like to be overworked, overlooked and undervalued.  He has been at the same company doing the same job for 17 years, and yet, despite this, he is shown no appreciation because he is ‘not human’.  Denied access to the office bathroom, made to sleep in the walls of the office, the day comes when Cicada is asked to retire, and he realises a decision has to be made…



Additional links to the Western Australian Curriculum

Literature (in particular Responding to Literature); Language; Literacy; Visual Arts; Health; Humanities and Social Sciences; Critical and Creative Thinking; Personal and Social Capability.