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The Very Quiet Cricket [Hardcover]

By Eric Carle, Hugh Tredennick, Robin Waterfield (Translator), Douglas Foley (Contributor), Perry Gilmore (Contributor), Peng Hao (Contributor), Harry J. Thie & Kevin Nowlan
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Item Specifications...

Pages   28
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 11.79" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 19, 2003
Publisher   Philomel
Age  1-4
ISBN  0399218858  
EAN  9780399218859  


Availability  69 units.
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Item Description...
Overview
A very quiet cricket who wants to rub his wings together and make a sound as do so many other animals finally achieves his wish. The cricket's sound is reproduced at the end of the book.

Publishers Description
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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More About Eric Carle, Hugh Tredennick, Robin Waterfield, Douglas Foley, Perry Gilmore, Peng Hao, Harry J. Thie & Kevin Nowlan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wendy Ewald is a writer, photographer, and teacher dedicated to children's issues. Her photos have appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Harper's, and DoubleTake, among others, and are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Center of Photography. She has received numerous prizes for her work, among them a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. The poems and photographs in this book are drawn from Literacy Through Photography, a program she originated in the Durham, NC public schools.


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
A Great Sleepy Time Book  May 24, 2008
We love The Very Quiet Cricket, one of Eric Carle's best. It is the story of a very young cricket who wants to talk to the world around him, but he hasn't yet learned how. He rubs and rubs his wings together, but "nothing happens. Not a sound." Until the surprise on the very last page.

This is a great end of the day, getting ready for bed book. I read it to my young one in a very soft voice, and she listens very quietly and intently, saying the words under her breath. Even after the most rowdy of days, THIS will quiet her down. And of course, there is always breathless anticipation for the final page...will the cricket finally chirp?

The illustrations are very cute, and the simple ideas and repetition of sounds are very intriguing for little ones to follow throughout. This board book is VERY sturdy and stands up to much loving from little hands. And so, far the surprise ending just keeps on ticking...er, chirping.
 
Favorite Book!   Jan 2, 2008
My kids love this book and it's my favorite to read to them. If you love Eric Carle you must have this book.
 
A definite favorite  May 6, 2007
This is probably one of my son's favorite Eric Carle books. The repetitive text can be a trifle annoying until you realize it encourages your child to "read along" with you, which is great.
 
Unique Story - Great Illustrations  Feb 17, 2007
My daughter (18 mos) and I love this book. I especially like the story as it is unique. A great way to introduce children to different types of bugs. None of the bug names are hard to pronounce, but then again, I was an amateur entymologist in my formitive years. *wink* And the ending with the cricket chirping is very cute. I like this one as much as his other well known books: hungry caterpillar, busy spider, brown bear, polar bear, panda bear, do kangaroos have mothers too, etc etc. Definitely add this book to your Carle Collection.
 
Great Book  Jan 10, 2007
This is a great one! We read this one over and over and over.
 

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