0590464523 Book club edition. Very good no dust jacket. * Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
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 favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.
Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries.
Review: A cricket is born who cannot talk! A bigger cricket welcomes him to the world, then a locust, a cicada, and many other insects, but each time the tiny cricket rubs his wings together in vain: no sound emerges. In the end, however, he meets another quiet cricket, and manages to find his "voice." Children will love the repetitive text as they meet a steady parade of new creatures (including a "spittlebug, slurping in a sea of froth"); and of course they'll delight in the happy ending. This is one of a series of large (11.5 by 8.5 inches) format Eric Carle books with a mechanical twist: in this case, the quiet cricket bursts into (surprisingly authentic) electronic song as you turn the last page. (The battery is replaceable.) An amusement for the ears, but most of all--as ever, with Carle--a feast for the eyes. The colorful cut-paper illustrations are simply gorgeous, drawing you in even on the hundredth reading. (And there will be a hundredth reading, followed by many more.) (Baby to preschool) --Richard Farr
Titel: The very quiet cricket
Verlag: Scholastic, Inc
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins Publ. UK Mai 2003, 2003. Audio-CD. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 99 Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780007161515
Buchbeschreibung New York: Philomel, 1990, 1990. Oblong quarto. Original glossy pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy with cricket sound still working. Colour illustrations by the author. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author-artist on the title page. Part of the "The Very Series" which features The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Clumsy Beetle, and The Very Lonely Firefly. Artikel-Nr. 109338