THE VERY QUIET CRICKET by Eric Curle

THE VERY QUIET CRICKET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a gentle, repetitive story that lends itself well to group participation, a newly hatched cricket tries unsuccessfully to answer the several other insects that speak to him; his practice finally pays off when he spies a female cricket. Carle's illustrations are in his usual brilliant, appealing style, employing tissue collage set against dramatic white space. A winning dividend: when the last page is turned, the book utters sweet, authentic chirps (the publisher says the device should last for "years"). A delight for the picture-book audience, though the reader must take care to hold the book so that the cricket doesn't speak too soon.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1990
ISBN: 399-21885-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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