This hardcover edition is beautifully written and illustrated by the infamous Eric Carle.
A small cricket hatches one warm day, and the other insects greet him. Though the little guy wants very much to respond, nothing happens when he rubs his wings together. Finally, as night falls, he spies another cricket and attempts to greet her. And this time . . . he chirped the most beautiful sound that she had ever heard.
As usual, Carle's art is lovely and his story is simple and satisfying. But this book has something The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider didn't have: an electronic chirping mechanism activated by the turning of the last page.
We love this book because it is a simple, beautiful book for kids young and old.
We like to think of it like a cricket love story of sorts.
Just rub your wings and beautiful things can happen . . .
A little bit about Eric Carle because we like him so much; He was born in 1929 and moved to Germany when he was six. He went to a prodigous art school and then got his first job at the New York Times. One day, a respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called Carle to illustrate a story he'd written. The result . . . Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see? . . . and as they say, the rest is history. Since then, Carle and Martin have sold millions of books worldwide
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