The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Tells the story of a country cricket with unique musical talents who lands in the middle of New York's Times Square where he and his newfound friends, Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat, put his unique musical skills to use and bring joy to the citizens of New York.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audiobooks, p2008.
Edition: Unabridged ed.
ISBN: 9781427204455
1427204454
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (2 hrs., 30 mins.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Shalhoub, Tony 1953-

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priscilla_46
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.

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Olivia__h
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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