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FREE PDF õ BOOK The Cricket in Times Suare Ë GEORGE SELDEN ☆ [Epub] ❧ The Cricket in Times Suare Author George Selden – One night the sounds of New York City the rumbling of subway trains thrumming of automobile tires hooting of horns howling of brakes and the babbling of voOne night the sounds of New York in Times ePUB #9734 City the rumbling of subway trains thrumming of automobile tires hooting of horns howling of brakes and the babbling of voices is interrupted by a sound that even Tucker Mouse a jaded inhabitant of Times Suare has never heard before Mario the son of Mama and Papa Bellini proprietors of the subway station newsstand had only heard the sound once What was this new strangely musical chirping None other than the mellifluous leg rubbing of the somewhat disoriented Chester Cricket from Connecticut Attracted by the irresistible smell The Cricket MOBI #10003 of liverwurst All of us writers have so much to learn from this book If you are not a writer skip this paragraph If you are or aspire to be a writer try this exercise 1 Type out the first few paragraphs of A Cricket in Times Suare as you read them Feel the music in your fingers Feel the light uickness of the sentences 2 Turn to the end of the book if you have read it before and type out the last few paragraphs Take a moment to feel it again You have just felt in your own fingers a little bit of magic I tried this exercise myself As an author who previously wrote for adults I had to learn how to capture the special voice on the wind style that speaks so well for children There is no better teacher than George SeldenA cat a mouse and a cricket All of them living in a nook at a newspaper stand in Times Suare This book speaks to us on so many levels Cricket speaks to the child in us the child that finds the most delight in the little things Read this book to a second grader—any second grader—and you’ll see Cricket also speaks to the forests and rivers and natural wonders that we carry inside us no matter where we are Even on the platform of one of the busiest subway stations in the world Yet the book also speaks to we lovers of cities with its great mix of cultures a cat a mouse a cricket all friends Only in New York At last the book has a lot to say about music If a child you know is interested in music give this book to them and I guarantee a raise of spirits Indeed Selden writes so well that if you listen you can nearly hear the songs

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Chester had foolishly jumped into the picnic basket of some unsuspecting New Yorkers on a junket to the country Despite the insect's wurst intentions he ends up in a pile of dirt in Times Suare Mario is elated to find Chester He begs his parents to let him keep the shiny insect in the newsstand assuring his bug fearing mother that crickets are harmless maybe even good luck What ensues is an altogether captivating spin on the city mousecountry mouse story as Chester adjusts to the bustle of the big city Despite the Cricket in Times PDFEPUB #231 cricket's comfortable matchbox bed with Kleenex sheets the fancy seven ti I loved this book when I was a kid It's a good book to read right now early September because it ends in September According to the book crickets chirp most in late summer This book spans from the beginning of summer to September It is also a good book to read if you are planning a trip to New York City or even Connecticut Chester's original homeThe Chinese man's accent is just awful and I cleaned it up when I read this book aloud to my son but basically it has a good depiction of Chinese people and people in general in this book Everyone is so kind to Chester

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The Cricket in Times SuareEred pagoda cricket cage from Sai Fong's novelty shop tasty mulberry leaves the jolly company of Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat and even his new found fame as the most famous musician in New York City Chester begins to miss his peaceful life in the Connecticut countryside The Cricket in Times Suare a Newbery Honor Book in is charmingly illustrated by the well loved Garth Williams and the tiniest details of this elegantly spun vividly told surprisingly suspenseful tale will stick with children for years and years Make sure this classic sits on the shelf of your favorite child right next to The Wind in the Willows Ages to I wish I could give this book five stars instead of three George Selden had a gift for very uickly developing delightful characters both human and anthropomorphic as well as writing stellar dialogue The exchanges between Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat freuently made me laugh and I found myself sharing some of them aloud with my husband Garth Williams contributed fantastic art as usual and while each book is totally uniue this combination of story illustrations is on par with Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C O'BrienMy main criticism is the treatment of a character named Sai Fong a Chinese gentleman who owns a shop in NYC's Chinatown and plays an active role in the story in two chapters While mild in comparison to say Charlie Chan I still think Sai Fong is an example of yellowface a stereotypical caricature of a Chinese person rather than an accurate and dignified depiction His dialogue is cringe worthy and his behavior swings between mystical calm and infantilized elation I would love to share this story with my kids but how to approach the chapters steeped in racism Should they even be approached at all On the one hand I think this could be an excellent learning moment for teaching my kids to always read critically and reject being spoon fed racism no matter how sweet the words or cute the package On the other I suspect that learning moment is often a coded phrase white people use as an excuse to not have to go through the discomfort of cutting racist literature or whatever out of their entertainment I'm probably going to be deliberating over this for a while