The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle audiobook

The Very Quiet Cricket

By Eric Carle
Read by Mike Ferreri

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0.07 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780525596950

A 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 . . . Complete with 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 children's read-aloud tales. Praise for The Very Quiet Cricket: "Typical of Carle's style, the language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners."--School Library Journal "As usual, Carle's 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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Summary

Summary

A 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 . . .

Complete with 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 children's read-aloud tales.


Praise for The Very Quiet Cricket:

"Typical of Carle's style, the language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners."--School Library Journal

"As usual, Carle's 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 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
As usual, Carle's art is lovely and his story is simple and satisfying. Publishers Weekly
The text is skillfully shaped; the illustrations convey energy and immediacy. Horn Book
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

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Author Bio: Eric Carle

Author Bio: Eric Carle

Eric Carle is one of America’s leading children’s book illustrators. Born in the United States, he spent some time in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. His work has won many awards and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and illustrator of Bill Martin, Jr.‘s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.07
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English