Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Very Quiet Cricket [Hardcover]

Eric Carle
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 25.00
Price: CDN$ 15.68 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 9.32 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Wednesday, July 30? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover CDN $15.68  
Board book CDN $10.82  
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

Jan. 11 2002
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.
-Publishers Weekly

Frequently Bought Together

The Very Quiet Cricket + The Very Lonely Firefly + The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
Price For All Three: CDN$ 50.47

Show availability and shipping details

  • In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • The Very Lonely Firefly CDN$ 18.17

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • The Very Clumsy Click Beetle CDN$ 16.62

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

From Amazon

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 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

From Publishers Weekly

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. Though the surprisingly realistic noise may get on parents' nerves, it will certainly intrigue and entertain its intended audience. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
One warm day, from a tiny egg a little cricket was born. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Illustrations & Story, but... July 31 2003
Format:Board book
My 8 1/2 month old is fascinated by the wonderful artwork and the chirping sound. I expect he'll enjoy the story when he can understand the words. However, there's an inconsistency in the text that drives me crazy. The three crickets are referred to as "he" and "she," but the praying mantis and worm are referred to as "it." Argh!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Our child loves this book! April 9 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
We received this book as a gift and Grandma ended up getting the board book version for our daughter because she loved it so much (and wanted to look at it more often than we did)! The illustrations are great, like in all of Eric Carle's books.
She loves getting to the end of the story, but will also turn back to look at favorite pages.
We have a few of the other Eric Carle books and enjoy them as well, but this one stands out right now and it doesn't look like her interest is going to fade any time soon.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Provocative Bugs Dec 9 2002
Format:Board book
The Very Quiet Cricket is a great book, and while difficult, I suspect most children will like this much more than their parents suspect. Like all of Eric Carle's books, my son (2 ) loves The Very Quiet Cricket. The art is, as always, amazing, and he really enjoys repeating the phrases on each page. The formula seems to draw out his inquisitiveness; this book nearly always stimulates more enjoyment than others do. In particular, he enjoys the chirping sound the book makes when you turn to the last page. He'll ask to have the book read to him as many as four times in a row.
This is a challenging book for young kids, more so than many of Carle's others. I think the interesting insects and provocative words and sounds are part of why my son likes it so much. It may be some time before he really masters that vocabulary, but I love that Carle challenges his young readers in this way. I can unconditionally recommend this book.
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Attention getting illustrations Dec 5 2002
By A Customer
Format:Board book
The Quite Cricket book is another favorite from Eric Carle. I have almost every book he has written. My favorite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar but this is a tie for second.. I loved how he illustrated all the other insects in the story especially the dragonfly. The large drawings would hold the attention of a young child. This isn't a book for a new reader some of the vocabulary is a little difficult. The only draw back to this book is when the battery that makes the cricket sound dies, it is rather expensive to replace.
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Love Eric Carle but... July 31 2002
By Ms Diva
Format:Board book
this isn't a favorite of mine. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is better. The cricket's story isn't as interesting to the children I've worked with as the caterpillar's. The illustrations are vintage Carle - we all did love the pictures. And I like that he introduces new vocabulary for children, and the use of repitition is still there. Some of the bug names were even hard for a few of the adults, however. Overall, I'd say check this out from the library if your child is a fan of Carle's work and has already read The Very Busy Spider and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. If they love it, then you can think about buying it.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Eric Carle is a Genius June 24 2002
By A Customer
Format:Board book
Every book by Eric Carle is on my list of favorites. Some of them I remember from my childhood. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was my favorite when i was little. Now my niece loves them too. This one is so cute with the cricket chirps. I bought this one for my three year old neice and she gets that wonderful look of astonishment when it starts chirping. Highly recommended!!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars The best children's book author Feb. 10 2002
By A Customer
Format:Board book
As an elementary school teacher I have relied on The Very Quiet Quicket to help my students, from grades Pre-K to Grade 3, quiet down. Eric Carle is simply the best children's book author ever and I have read thousands of children's books throughout my career. Another reviewer stated this particular book would not be good for children past Kindergarten age and I strongly disagree. This is one of those books that when read with a calm animation has never ceased to capture the attention of a child, even a that of a third grader!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Eric Carle, with special effects Jan. 8 2002
By Scott
Format:Hardcover
I will always have a great memory of this book. This was my toddler's favorite in daycare so we got it for his birthday. The first day he had it he fell asleep with the book opened to the last page (chirp chirp) and his arm around it.
Now his brother likes it, but not nearly as much.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?

Look for similar items by category


Feedback