The Very Quiet Cricket (The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories)


The Very Quiet Cricket One warm day from a tiny egg a little cricket was born. WELCOME! Chirped a big cricket rubbing his wings together. The little cricket wanted to answer so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD MORNING! Whizzed a locust spinning through the air. The little cricket wanted to answer so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. HELLO! Whispered a praying mantis, scraping its huge front legs together. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD DAY! Crunched a worm, munching its way out of an apple. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. HI! Bubbled a spittblebug, slurping in a sea of froth. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD AFTERNOON! Screeched a cicada, clinging to a branch of a tree. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. HOW ARE YOU! Hummed a bumble-bee flying from flower to flower. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD EVENING! Whirred a dragonfly, gliding about the water. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD NIGHT! Buzzed the mosquitoes, dancing among the stars. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. A luna moth sailed quietly through the night. And the cricket enjoyed the stillness. As the luna moth disappeared silently into the distance, the cricket saw another cricket. She, too, was a very quiet cricket. Then he rubbed his wings together one more time. And this time… …he chirped the most beautiful sound that she had ever heard.

100 thoughts on “The Very Quiet Cricket (The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories)

  1. Most of Eric Carle's books have hidden educational messages.

    Like in this story/cartoon:
    The many different ways of saying "Hello"
    And the many kinds of bugs and gastropods (the worm) found in one's backyard.

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  4. The amount of time that goes in animating this. ๐Ÿ˜ฒI would really love to see a behind the scene video ๐Ÿค—

  5. Bee's don't communicate by buzzing, they communicate by dancing. I guess these bee's are very smart then

  6. Love love love these Eric Carle stories! They are so calming and soothing for the young ones before bed! Please, please do more!!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  7. One of my fav books when I was little. I remember looking for luna moths and spittle bugs. They did a great job animating the artwork! Looking at it now, the story reminds me of social anxiety struggles. Little cricket could sing when he was ready and around the right people. Hope i can make a good childrens book someday

  8. Lovely animation and narration. My 2 year old grandson and I, enjoy watching this again and again. His father and I read the story to him often in a similar gentle manner, it is a very enjoyable for us. Thank you.

  9. The advertisement before this story is for the horror film Annabelle. That is very inappropriate considering the video is targeted to children.

  10. I still hear them, now with my three year old to fall asleep .. Much love ๐Ÿงกโค๐Ÿ’›โค

  11. Please make a sequel collection with five more Eric Carle stories. It would be greatly appreciated by the millions of fans who enjoy these. Also, if you do make a sequel collection with five more stories from the same author, release it on DVD and on YouTube both at once.

  12. The little cricket wanted to answer, he rubbed his wings together but nothing happened, not a sound ….๐Ÿฆ—

  13. 6:30–7:05 In this story Eric Carle got it right that only male crickets chirp. But he forgot two things about females…
    1. Females are bigger then males.
    2. Females have egg tubes at the end of their abdomens.

  14. Cicadas are LOUD. good thing They're only active during the day ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool looking creatures for sure. They molt and leave the old exo-skeleton still clinging to the trees. Like little monotone carbon copy ornaments, it's awesome!

  15. โ€œHello…โ€ whispered a Praying Mantis, right before he was devoured by his mate.

    The cricket, scarred by he had just witnessed, never spoke again.

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