The Very Quiet Cricket
Author: Eric Carle
Page designed by Luke Key
The very quiet cricket is a multi-sensory and multi-experential book
that helps children learn through rhymes and bold, colored art. The
cricket is extremely quiet and has trouble expressing himself. He
encounters many opportunities to return the greetings of a
variety of insects that greet him first but he just can't get it out.
The cricket continues on through life wishing he could talk. One
day the cricket matures and meets a beautiful female cricket who
astounds him. He lets out a loud chirp and it is the most beatiful
noise that she has ever heard. This is an excellent book to help
children learn about who they are and how they can mature and express
what they have inside. The vivid artwork and rhyming patterns keep
childrens attentive and intrigued to the end.
Critical Thinking Qestions
1. Why was the cricket so quiet?
2. Why did the cricket have trouble expressing himself ?