Review: Cicada Shaun Tan

Cicada by Shaun Tan


Shaun Tan

Hachette Australia


ISBN: 9780734418630



Cicada 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, he makes a transformation into something ineffably beautiful. A metaphor for growing up? A bit of inspiration for the unappreciated striver in all of us? Yes, yes, and more.


My View:

Minimalist in style with simple illustrations but big on messages – this book is a delight to read.