Monday, February 1, 2010

Review: The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden (Audiobook)

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.

From the library.

I picked this up as my February selection for my 2010 Cat Book Challenge since Harry Cat is a main character. I'm so glad I did! It was so nice to revisit Chester, Harry, and Tucker and the book was just as lovely as I remembered as a child and perhaps even a bit better!

This one gets four stars. Tony Shalhoub was a bit of an unusual choice as a reader, but he performed admirably well. He did read it as if he were reading to a group of children in a classroom which made it feel just a bit off. The story itself was utterly charming and simply wonderful. It was such a nice, happy story and I'm so glad it is still available, especially in a new audiobook form as well.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


Sandra K321 said...

I remember reading this story as a kid and loved it. I bought it for my kids.

Ryan G said...

Sounds like a really cute books, thanks for sharing.

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