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The Very Quiet Cricket - Eric Carle
The Very Quiet Cricket
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A small cricket hatches one warm day,' and the other insects greet him. Though the little guy wants very much to respond, nothing happens when he rubs his wings together. Finally, as night falls, he spies another cricket and attempts to greet her. And this time . . . he chirped the most beautiful... show more
A small cricket hatches one warm day,' and the other insects greet him. Though the little guy wants very much to respond, nothing happens when he rubs his wings together. Finally, as night falls, he spies another cricket and attempts to greet her. And this time . . . he chirped the most beautiful sound that she had ever heard.' As usual, Carle's art is lovely and his story is simple and satisfying. But this book has something The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider didn't have: an electronic chirping mechanism activated by the turning of the last page.-Publishers Weekly
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399218859 (0399218858)
ASIN: 399218858
Publisher: Philomel
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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Ms. Pearson's Future Library
Ms. Pearson's Future Library rated it
3.0 The Very Quiet Cricket Review
This book is about a new little cricket who tries to say hello by rubbing his wings together, but can't make a sound. Finally, at the end, he meets another little cricket and makes a chirping sound. This book would be used with either kindergarten or first grade. To the kindergartners, I would read ...
MoreThanWordsLK
MoreThanWordsLK rated it
5.0 A Quiet Cricket Finds Inspiration
This was one of my favorite books as a child. Eric Carle tells the story of a cricket who dreams of making the beautiful sound that all of the other crickets make when they rub their wings together. Sadly, no matter how hard the cricket tries, he can't seem to make his dream come true.The illustrati...
MatthewHunter
MatthewHunter rated it
I like Eric Carle. So does Sigourney. His colorful textured artwork (paint and collage?) makes us both happy. And the story of a cricket finding its chirp is cute. But I found a couple of things annoying. First, Carle (or his publicist?) inflates the importance of his story: "In The Very Quiet Crick...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
4.0 The Very Quiet Cricket
This is a lovely children's book and I recommend it to all young readers. Some other great books by Eric Carle are: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, Mister Seahorse, and Pancakes, Pancakes (all of which I have read).
MoreThanWordsLK
MoreThanWordsLK rated it
This was one of my favorite books as a child. Eric Carle tells the story of a cricket who dreams of making the beautiful sound that all of the other crickets make when they rub their wings together. Sadly, no matter how hard the cricket tries, he can't seem to make his dream come true.The illustrat...
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