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One day, a little cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. But the little cricket cannot make a sound. The cricket meets many insects, but it isn't until he meets a beautiful female cricket that he can finally chirp "hello!" Excerpt: Hello! whispered a praying mantis, scraping its huge front legs together.The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together.But nothing happened. Not a sound.
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About the Author

Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) continues to produce bestselling children's picture books, and he just won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for life-time achievement in children's literature. He lives in Tavernier, Florida.

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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 Praise forThe 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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