The very quiet cricket

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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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Grouped Work ID 8c6d8436-ca3d-f068-c3f1-3dbb56a06cc1
Grouping Title very quiet cricket
Grouping Author carle eric
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-06 04:20:52AM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 3
author Carle, Eric.
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available_at_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch, Southside Branch
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display_description A newly hatched cricket has a problem getting his wings to chirp. 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. Annotation. 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.
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primary_isbn 9780399226847
publishDate 1990, 1997, 2014
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series Penguin young readers
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subject_facet Animal sounds -- Fiction, Animal sounds -- Juvenile fiction, Crickets -- Fiction, Crickets -- Juvenile fiction, Sound effects books, Sound effects books -- 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, Sound effects books, Toy and movable books