|aPenguin young readers. Level 3, Transitional reader
|aOne day a tiny cricket is born. He meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but he cannot make a sound. And so the cricket makes his way in the world, meeting one insect after another who greets him with a cheery hello.
One day, a little cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. But the little cricket cannot make a sound. The cricket meets many insects, but it isn't until he meets a beautiful female cricket that he can finally chirp "hello " Excerpt: 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.