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!"
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.
About 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.
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