The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square

Streaming Audiobook - 2008 | Unabridged.
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Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City?the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He'd be there still if he hadn't followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone's picnic basket. Now, like any tourist in the city, he wants to look around. And he could not have found two better guides?and friends?than Tucker and Harry. The trio have many adventures?from taking in the sights and sounds of Broadway to escaping a smoky fire. Chester makes a third friend, too. It is a boy, Mario, who rescues Chester from a dusty corner of the subway station and brings him to live in the safety of his parents' newsstand. He hopes at first to keep Chester as a pet, but Mario soon understands that the cricket is more than that. Because Chester has a hidden talent and no one?not even Chester himself?realizes that the little country cricket may just be able to teach even the toughest New Yorkers a thing or two.
Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 36 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Shalhoub, Tony 1953-
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Feb 03, 2018

This is one of those books that, like Alice in Wonderland, has many levels of interest in it. Kids get one level; adults can enjoy with the kids and see more wisdom for themselves. Tony Shalhoub does a great job. I hope the library will request more books he has narrated.

Mar 19, 2014

Both my 8 year old and I looked forward to car rides so that we could find out what happens next in the story. Well performed by Tony Shaloub and a sweet nice story. We need more like this available!

jwhite412 Dec 15, 2011

Classic children’s story – it is adorable and funny. This tale of a country cricket accidentally transported to New York City has a wonderful storyline with a sweet ending. All of the characters are engaging, both human and animal; the anthropomorphism is believable. It teaches valuable lessons on freedom (Chester prefers the freedom of the open matchbox to the fancy but locked cricket cage), accountability (Chester cricket returns to the newsstand after his friends accidentally set it on fire, and remains on scene after eating the $2.00 bill in his sleep – on both occasions to accept the responsibility for the damage), fame and identity (“what good is it to be famous if it only makes you unhappy?”)

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