Just as each person looks for his own gifts, his own personality, and his own voice in the world, so does The Very Quiet Cricket. Hatched from an egg one warm day, the little cricket tries to make noise, but nothing will come out. As he goes on to meet many other insects, he tries to talk to each, only to have the same problem every time, no voice. When he finally meets another cricket who is quiet, he finds out that he does have a voice. A very unique, beautiful voice that is only his.
Eric Carle has won numerous awards for his collection of wonderful children’s books. This one is both entertaining and educational, but the kids who read it or have it read to them may never know they are learning, they will be having too much fun. A panorama of color and shapes, The Very Quiet Cricket will offer you and your children a look at beauty with the amazing illustrations.
One of the best parts of this book comes at the end of the story, when The Very Quiet Cricket finds his own voice. When the last page is turned, there is a big surprise. The cricket’s voice can be heard loud and clear by all who are enjoying the story. There is even a replaceable battery that can be changed for enjoying this book over and over again. This is one book that you will want to add to your collection, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or simple a collector of children’s literature.