|Posted on July 8, 2020 at 10:45 AM|
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 favourite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.
Your child will meet many bugs during this adventure and salute many of them, while learning that it is okay not to be able to do everything when you are young. You will learn in time and it is really okay.
You will enjoy reading this book to your child, and you can listen to the book from this video as well.