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The Very Quiet Cricket

Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
Published by Philomel
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Target Age
28
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Picture
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Publisher Summary

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.

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.

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Who Wrote The Very Quiet Cricket

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Eric Carle

Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than seventy books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin Jr. He is also the creator of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, to which all of the royalties from What's Your Favorite Color? go. His collaborators are some of the best known and beloved picture book illustrators of today and to whom special thanks is due.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0399218858
ISBN 13:
9780399218859
Publication Date:
January 1, 1990