Cricket Song (Anne Hunter)

Hello, friends! Today, we read Cricket Song by Anne Hunter, a bedtime book about the magic hour of dusk, and how it can connect the lives of two children with an ocean between them.

As the sun sets, Cricket Song describes the unique sights and sounds of dusk settling in: the call of a “poor will” bird, the rustle of a fox hunting in the grass, and of course, the song of crickets floating on the breeze. The book follows these sights and sounds across a sea, from a rocky mountainous seaside home to a community of fisherman on a tropical beach, and how the creatures of everywhere in between prepare for the coming night.

This was a very pretty bedtime book, with a soothing cadence and some truly lovely illustrations. In particular, the detail of the two homes and the ocean between detailed in miniature across the bottom of the pages gave cause to closely examine each page’s offerings that much more. JJ really engaged with this one, and the length was great for baby bookworms, so this one is definitely one to check out! Baby Bookworm approved!

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