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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Selden Narrator: Tony Shaloub Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 2/14/2014

    " I love this book. I think this book is grate becuase it is a book that can tell what may happend in a real world. A cricket and a boy, united by... The author did from such a little topic, a huge book. he did from such a little scene a huge theather. The cricket in time square. A cricket. Times square. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharonbrown3158 | 2/13/2014

    " I always wanted to read this and it was really good. I love stories of unlikely characters banding together. It was sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby Tobias | 1/24/2014

    " One of my all-time favorites...the pictures are some of the best, and goes far past the "oh look at the cute talking animals!" genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Lawrence | 1/14/2014

    " A fantasy book with animals. A cricket ends up in NY City after hopping into a picnic basket in his home state of Connecticut. He makes wonderful friends with a boy, a cat and a mouse. I listened to the book on cassette and thoroughly enjoyed the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Toni | 1/14/2014

    " Yawn - how did this book win a Newbery? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 12/30/2013

    " Nothing complex here. I like how a children's story can be told in a compelling way without a haunting villain. And with most children's books involving animals you sort of expect the story to be rooted in the good versus evil plot line, but really here you have more of a cricket's search for place and wrestling with purpose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce | 12/29/2013

    " Great book. Very imaginative and the illustrations are incredible. Excellent book to read to the kids. I have yet to read the Newberry Award winning book that didn't live up to the medal's reputation. This one certainly did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/8/2013

    " Tucker the mouse, Mario the boy, Chester the Cricket and Harry the cat. What a wonderful story. Mario said a boy in school told him you could tell the temperature outside by counting a cricket's chirps per minutes divide by 4 and add 40. Hmmm, wonder if that's true? I loved it when Tucker said "I learned the value of economicness - which means saving." I also learned from Sai Fong when learning to use chop sticks make believe they are two long fingers. Great advice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RobesonBoys | 12/8/2013

    " Another sweet story with animal characters. Perfect family read aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gabriello | 11/27/2013

    " This has been a family favorite for many years. It is aimed for younger kids, but it it still fun to read when you're older. Apparently this book hs sequels, so you might like them, but I have never read or hear of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 11/27/2013

    " Just read this to the kiddos. It's great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 11/21/2013

    " another enjoyable book read with Mary! I just may get through all the classics : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 11/1/2013

    " Read out loud with my son. We alternated paragraphs. He loved the characters in this book. Was torn between 3 and 4 stars. Went ahead with 4 because of how much fun we had reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kidz | 10/29/2013

    " good when i read it but its not my thing now.charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Arbolino | 10/11/2013

    " One of my very young reader's books. I read it as a kid and have since reread it. Anyone who appreciates NYC will enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley Eman | 6/26/2013

    " This was a blast from the past! Loved it when I was a child, an guess what I still love it as an adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Windy | 4/18/2013

    " I read this book when I was in 5th grade. The next year my 6th grade teacher took me to Jefferson City to a Scholastic Conference. I met the illustrator and he autographed my book. I read this to Peter as a bedtime story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Dammeyer | 4/1/2013

    " IT was a great book about a cricket who lived in the New York City subway, he didn't have a very good life since he lived under garbage. Something surprising happens to him, something wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharri | 12/26/2012

    " Cute book. My kids enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 12/11/2012

    " Touching ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 8/28/2012

    " The whole family listened to this on audio tape. We all enjoyed this very much, even my three year old daughter. The Cricket befriends a mouse and cat in Times Square and learns to play classical and popular music. Quite fun and delightful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mya | 8/3/2012

    " this book is about a cricket who wanders into new yorks famous times square "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edie | 5/16/2012

    " I don't like this book at all. I don't know why... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/31/2012

    " Chester Cricket leaves his home in a Connecticut meadow to see NYC. Like any tourist he needs a guide. He finds two. Tucker, city mouse and his friend, Harry Cat. A Newberry Award Book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dillon | 12/15/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book when I was little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby Benner | 11/12/2011

    " this book was really good,kinda slow at first but it was awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 10/15/2011

    " This was a very sweet children's book. We listened to it on CD and I'd highly recommend that as the reader does an excellent job with the voices and the little cricket sounds in the background are a great addition! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindi | 9/12/2011

    " Really fun story. I loved it so much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jadelyn | 7/14/2011

    " I dont have much to say because I did not like it.So thats all I have to say "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 5/21/2011

    " Just finishing reading it with Cayman... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/12/2011

    " Great audio--listened to the Tony Shaloub-narrated version, and he was fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 5/10/2011

    " I'm guessing on the date based on my handwriting on the bookplate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 5/3/2011

    " Read this many many years ago, but LOVE it!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 5/2/2011

    " I loved this book sincerely as a girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/1/2011

    " I am having so much fun sharing my favorite children's books with Noah, now that he is old enough to understand and appreciate them. "Cricket" is a fun read with wonderful pictures by Garth Williams. Noah and I both gave this two thumbs up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 5/1/2011

    " OMG even though its short its REALLY good, i mean i finished it in an hour, thats how addicted i was to it, you GOTTA read it. its really really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 4/26/2011

    " Read this to my boys, a homeschool read-aloud. They both enjoyed it, even though it was fairly slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ?Stephanie | 4/17/2011

    " A funny book! You could also say it was a friendship book, too. Happy ending! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 4/14/2011

    " Sweet (and bittersweet) story, about friendship and family and hime.

    That part where all of NYC (or at least a big chunk of Times Square) is standing around listening to Chester reminded me of another family favorite, Mole Music.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/4/2011

    " This book can be used in so many ways in chapters 1 and 2 teachers can introduce not contractions, 3 and 4 pronouns, 5-7 plural nouns, The Cricket in Times Square has so many good lesson incorporated into one book. This book can even be read to students in Kindergarten as a fun read aloud! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/30/2011

    " I loved this book. I read it when i was in 5th grade. It's a good book. Its about a cat and a mouse and a cricket becoming good friends. Usually cats would chase after mice but they became good friends! Read it if you want to know the ending! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 3/26/2011

    " I loved this book when I read it as a kid, and DD loved it when I read it out loud to her. However, she got so upset when the book ended that she cried for hours!

    All was better a couple days later though, when we ran across a cricket in the garden. :-) "

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About the Author
Author George Selden

George Selden (1929–1989) wrote not only about the adventures of Chester, Harry, Tucker, and their friends but also The Genie of Sutton Place, which was one of School Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year.

About the Narrator

Tony Shalhoub’s performance as Adrian Monk in the television series Monk earned him three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He has also appeared in numerous films.