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The very quiet cricket

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Lexile Score:
490 AD: Adult Directed
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A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar ! One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . . As children turn the page on this wonderful moment, they are greeted with a surprise--an actual chirp! Full of Eric Carle's gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.

Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries. 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

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full_title very quiet cricket
author carle eric
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-17 12:04:22PM

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series Penguin young readers
series_with_volume Penguin young readers
subject_facet Animal sounds -- Fiction, Crickets, Crickets -- Fiction, Crickets -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Juvenile works, Picture books for children, Sound effects books, Sound effects books -- Specimens, Specimens, Toy and movable books, Toy and movable books -- Specimens
title_display The very quiet cricket
title_full The very quiet cricket / Eric Carle, The very quiet cricket / by Eric Carle
title_short The very quiet cricket
topic_facet Animal sounds, Crickets, Fiction, Juvenile fiction, Sound effects books, Toy and movable books