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The Very Quiet Cricket
     

The Very Quiet Cricket

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by Eric Carle
 

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One day, a little cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. But the little cricket cannot make a sound. The cricket meets many insects, but it isn't until he meets a beautiful female cricket that he can finally chirp "hello!"

Excerpt:
Hello! whispered a praying mantis,
scraping its huge front legs together.
The

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One day, a little cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. But the little cricket cannot make a sound. The cricket meets many insects, but it isn't until he meets a beautiful female cricket that he can finally chirp "hello!"

Excerpt:
Hello! whispered a praying mantis,
scraping its huge front legs together.
The little cricket wanted to answer,
so he rubbed his wings together.
But nothing happened. Not a sound.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Very Quiet Cricket:

"Typical of Carle's style, the language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners. Painted collage illustrations are lavish and expressive."—School Library Journal
 
"The text is skillfully shaped; the illustrations convey energy and immediacy."—Horn Book

"As usual, Carle's art is lovely and his story is simple and satisfying."—Publishers Weekly

"Carle's signature style ensures that this is a visual standout, and storywise it's appealing, too....The spare text is structured by repetitive phrasing that will lend itself to read-aloud responses."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448481388
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/29/2014
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
169,572
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) continues to produce bestselling children's picture books, and he just won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for life-time achievement in children's literature. He lives in Tavernier, Florida.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Education:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Website:
http://www.eric-carle.com/

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