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The Very Quiet Cricket Board Book Board book – May 19, 1997
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It's also a wonderful way to introduce children to many different kinds of insects, all wonderfully illustrated.
The story is written in a way where a poetic rhythm can be created easily that's carried from page to page to help with certain emphasis that builds expectation. That's seems to be the case with most of Erics books. Simple stories and repetition for emphasis.
Throught this story "the very quite cricket wants to say hello so he rubs his legs together and nothing happens not a sound!"
It ends with the very quite cricket meeting another cricket who is also very quiet. this time when he rubs his legs together you turn the page and here an actual cricket chirp which is sampled or synthisized onto a little chip with replaceble batteries inserted into the back cover controlled by a simple attachment thats activated when you turn the last page. Pretty cool! I love it and so do my kids!
This is about a cricket who makes no sound, he meets various other insects in his quest to find out what sound he makes, but he can't do anything.
Finally on the last page he meets another cricket, and makes a sound. The nice surprise is that there is a sensor and when you open that page the sensor sets off a lovely cricket sound (doesn't it remind you of summer nights)
Lovely illustrations, a bit of a quizzical looking cricket, but cut and appealing. Nice use of language and a simple idea which is easily followed through.
This is a challenging book for young kids, more so than many of Carle's others. I think the interesting insects and provocative words and sounds are part of why my son likes it so much. It may be some time before he really masters that vocabulary, but I love that Carle challenges his young readers in this way. I can unconditionally recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered this book for a gift based on how much my children had enjoyed it. The book came with 2 batteries to operated the cricket chirping sounds but the book came with dead... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Bought for my granddaughter and she loved it.
Great book, one of my favorites! Thanks so much!
We love this story, but the book came with a dead set of batteries and we are having trouble finding replacements.Published 1 month ago by Lori Peterson
Must have for toddlers. Read thousands of times at my house. Just bought this copy for my nieces birthday.Published 2 months ago by Jason Peterson