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The Very Quiet Cricket A Multi-Sensory Book (Paperback)

Author:  Eric Carle
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0399218858
ISBN-13: 9780399218859
Sku: 30062746
Publish Date: 12/1/1990
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 12L x 0.5T
Pages:  28
Age Range:  6 to 10
 
One warm day, from a tiny egg, a little cricket was born. (from the first line)
A very quiet cricket who wants to rub his wings together and make a sound as do so many other animals finally achieves his wish. The crickets sound is reproduced at the end of the book. *Author: Carle, Eric *Subtitle: A Multi-Sensory Book *Publication Date: 1990/12/01 *Number of Pages: 28 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 12.00 *Height: 8.50
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"The simple, repeating story of a young cricket weho tries to say hello to the locust, worm, etc. who greet him. He cannot make a sound until the day he meets a very quiet girl cricket. Classic Carle illustrations on heavy stock make this ideal for younger readers. The chirper that sounds when the last page is opened makes an accurate cricket sound".--Children's Book Review Service. Full color.
Annotation:
A cricket hatches, and is greeted by other crickets who make chirping sounds by rubbing their wings together. The newborn tries to respond but can't make a sound. Collage illustrations accompany this story of the cricket's attempts to communicate.
Author Bio
Eric Carle
American-born Eric Carle and his German-born parents moved to Germany in 1935. The transition from life in American to life in Germany was not an easy one for Carle to make. His school days were unpleasant, except for the encouragement he received in his art classes. In 1952, at age 22, Carle returned to the United States. He soon began working for the New York Times and remained there until he was drafted into the U.S. Army, which sent him back to Germany. After his discharge he returned to the U.S., this time with a wife, Dorothy. He illustrated his first book for children, Bill Martin's BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? in 1967. Carle is best known for his "Very" series, which he writes and illustrates. The series began in 1969 with THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and apparently concludes with 1995's THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY. In 2003 he was honored by the American Library Association with their Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which recognizes creators of children's books whose body of work represents a significant contribution to the field of children's literature.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   02
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0028
Product attributePublisher:   Philomel Books
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