The Very Quiet Cricket (The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories)


The Very Quiet Cricket One warm day from a tiny egg a little cricket was born. WELCOME! Chirped a big cricket rubbing his wings together. The little cricket wanted to answer so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD MORNING! Whizzed a locust spinning through the air. The little cricket wanted to answer so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. 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. GOOD DAY! Crunched a worm, munching its way out of an apple. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. HI! Bubbled a spittblebug, slurping in a sea of froth. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD AFTERNOON! Screeched a cicada, clinging to a branch of a tree. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. HOW ARE YOU! Hummed a bumble-bee flying from flower to flower. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD EVENING! Whirred a dragonfly, gliding about the water. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. GOOD NIGHT! Buzzed the mosquitoes, dancing among the stars. The little cricket wanted to answer, so he rubbed his wings together. But nothing happened. Not a sound. A luna moth sailed quietly through the night. And the cricket enjoyed the stillness. As the luna moth disappeared silently into the distance, the cricket saw another cricket. She, too, was a very quiet cricket. Then he rubbed his wings together one more time. And this time… …he chirped the most beautiful sound that she had ever heard.

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100 thoughts on “The Very Quiet Cricket (The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories)”

  1. Lloyd Byron Dungca says:

    Cool vidio……

  2. Lloyd Byron Dungca says:

    Also Cool background music

  3. Can Cubs says:

    It's good for children to listen to imaginative stories. I tell stories too, check out my channel ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Keshia Anders says:

    Most of Eric Carle's books have hidden educational messages.

    Like in this story/cartoon:
    The many different ways of saying "Hello"
    And the many kinds of bugs and gastropods (the worm) found in one's backyard.

  5. SonicFan147 says:

    My wonderful childhood <3

  6. Christy Bontrager says:

    My toddler loves these Eric Carle videos

  7. Saurischia Entertainment says:

    lol the worm is voice is funny but looks like caterpillar

  8. Amelia's Bedtime Stories says:

    If you like this then please subscribe to my bedtime stories channel

  9. FandomFran says:


  10. Ha Marsh says:

    My son love Eric Carle <3

  11. yeye01189329 says:

    Wow stories were made heh

  12. Ann Marie Drummond says:

    I love you so much better than the first place for your birthday party ๐ŸŽฝ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘œโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ผโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพโœ๐Ÿพ

  13. Namai Walter Heins says:

    The amount of time that goes in animating this. ๐Ÿ˜ฒI would really love to see a behind the scene video ๐Ÿค—

  14. Ednun Pourtahmasbi says:

    These films are lovely. I wish I could get the isolated music from them.

  15. Emma Wolff says:

    Bee's don't communicate by buzzing, they communicate by dancing. I guess these bee's are very smart then

  16. Tiffany M Griffin says:

    Excellent for small group time

  17. Azam Pirani says:

  18. Krista Ramsey says:

    Love love love these Eric Carle stories! They are so calming and soothing for the young ones before bed! Please, please do more!!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  19. N G C - 6 8 7 2 says:

    I liked the book when I was little

  20. yeye ramirez says:

    Best video ever my kids liked it so i thought so Kick Water

  21. Sebastian Javier says:

    Mรญ hija de 4 meses lo mira todos los dรญas . Excelente.

  22. Ailema Gonzalez says:

    I like the sound of bugs of those kind around me in times of gardening

  23. Mar Mal says:

    Part of my babies bedtime routine. Thank you so much! I hope you can post more stories like these

  24. Kali C. says:

    I loved the various voices given to each insect! Such unique variety!

  25. Guy DiTuri says:

    Cricket rubbed the wings together but nothing happened not the sound chirping!

  26. Guy DiTuri says:

    Cricket, locust, mantis, worm, spittlebug, cicada, bumblebee, dragonfly, mosquitoes, another cricket!

  27. KM C says:

    ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข UGH

  28. John Pace says:

    Five little ducks

  29. Grace Coasby says:

    Where's the background?

  30. luvthesun100 says:

    Lovely video

  31. Andrea Patane says:

    My ๐Ÿ‘ด used to read me this story when I was a ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป.

  32. WWE Legend says:

    I am the 3000th liker.

  33. Enzo Danzi Maroquio says:

    Eu sรณ gos

  34. KiddPenn says:

    One of my fav books when I was little. I remember looking for luna moths and spittle bugs. They did a great job animating the artwork! Looking at it now, the story reminds me of social anxiety struggles. Little cricket could sing when he was ready and around the right people. Hope i can make a good childrens book someday

  35. PancakeAndKlasky says:


  36. Goji73 says:

    Is it just me, or does it look like the cricket's antenna are growing longer as the animation goes on?

  37. ์‹ ์˜คํฌ says:


  38. Pikiuia says:

    Crickets will never leave me alone at night

  39. MegaFafnir says:

    Did anyone else find the bumblebee particularly cute? ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. L A says:

    My daughter loves his voice, is so soothing, does he have other readings?

  41. Hassean Abdo says:

    L.o.l this book i already grew out of

  42. Lillian Vang says:


  43. Bonn Florentino says:

    wait. when crickets are born.
    they are wingless nymphs

  44. Anthony Pusateri says:

    1:45 hello, you look weird

  45. Douglas Donoghue says:

    Great video. Thanks a lot for the video. ๐Ÿ’š

  46. MrGameAndPlay says:

    The cricket ain't no snitch

  47. Souheir Mezher says:

    So sweet…i โคit

  48. Reagan Liepe says:

    moral of the story: find a girl cricket to mate with and you can chirp

  49. Malak Mayar says:

    please anser me

  50. Malak Mayar says:

    graeat i love it thanks

  51. Malak Mayar says:

    gooooooooooooood video

  52. Mommy SeaStar says:

    This is adorable! Great music score and I love how they show all different types of insects.

  53. William Byrne says:

    Anyone know where I could get the music out of this. Its lovely

  54. Lologamer says:


  55. Yulia Nikolaeva says:

    You definitely should write the composer of the music and the performers, the performing is enchanting.

  56. daniel knox says:

    ๐Ÿ‘Œ great

  57. legolas 7400 says:

    Man I remember this from when I was a kid!!

  58. MBart MBart says:

    What is your thought about crickets?

  59. Qwest Ghost says:

    Im pretty sure crickets rub theyre LEGS to chirp

  60. Sarah Yoneda says:

    My 8 months baby loves to sleep watching/listening to this video! It's so calming

  61. Youme world's says:

    Thank you for amazing story. My baby watch these story and enjoy them

  62. Maria Corazon Prestado says:

    Good video for bedtime stories

  63. Gisele Mukamuhire says:

    can somebody tell me the song

  64. Justina Branham says:

    I play this every night, for my son to fall asleep to …๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜ด

  65. Clara Lucido says:

    I love โค๏ธ the idea ๐Ÿ’ก

  66. Kim F. says:

    Great story!

  67. Austin M. Small says:

    Pretty good story!

  68. The Way Ministries says:

    This cricket reminds me of me…still waiting for my little wings to work…

  69. lisa feck says:

    Lovely animation and narration. My 2 year old grandson and I, enjoy watching this again and again. His father and I read the story to him often in a similar gentle manner, it is a very enjoyable for us. Thank you.

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  71. Kelly Eva says:

    The advertisement before this story is for the horror film Annabelle. That is very inappropriate considering the video is targeted to children.

  72. Club 96 says:

    Nostalgia initiated

  73. amal Alalawi says:

    Very nice story โค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  74. arusyak karapetyan says:

    Always loved the cricket sounds at night when I was a kid

  75. Mariana S A Sammy says:

    I still hear them, now with my three year old to fall asleep .. Much love ๐Ÿงกโค๐Ÿ’›โค

  76. Mel B says:

    So itโ€™s saying their sounds are mating calls what I took from this book

  77. Anton Adams says:

    Please make a sequel collection with five more Eric Carle stories. It would be greatly appreciated by the millions of fans who enjoy these. Also, if you do make a sequel collection with five more stories from the same author, release it on DVD and on YouTube both at once.

  78. Copy cat Videos says:

    The little cricket wanted to answer, he rubbed his wings together but nothing happened, not a sound ….๐Ÿฆ—

  79. John Sullivan says:


  80. Sami Kanwar says:

    I like your vioce.

  81. moatguy says:

    6:30–7:05 In this story Eric Carle got it right that only male crickets chirp. But he forgot two things about females…
    1. Females are bigger then males.
    2. Females have egg tubes at the end of their abdomens.

  82. Boo Oey says:

    Am i the only one that's going to mention that the praying mantis tried to kill the cricket

  83. Gamerboy 94 says:

    Who else thought the very hungry catapiller was in the apple instead of the worm

  84. Louie G says:

    Cicadas are LOUD. good thing They're only active during the day ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool looking creatures for sure. They molt and leave the old exo-skeleton still clinging to the trees. Like little monotone carbon copy ornaments, it's awesome!

  85. Noah S. says:

    Was expecting one of those cheap youtube kids animations, was very happy to see this instead

  86. Dan Maske says:

    โ€œHello…โ€ whispered a Praying Mantis, right before he was devoured by his mate.

    The cricket, scarred by he had just witnessed, never spoke again.

  87. Super Power says:


  88. theaberrantdon says:

    This is an early story about trying to find a decent date on tinder.

  89. fedis Hossana says:

    o my life

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  93. olivia ventura says:

    my whole childhood right here

  94. Samsam Marquez says:

    Gee i wish i was an poop
    Edit: wow no please don't
    turns into an poop i am an poop now geeee

  95. Patricia dos s. nascimento says:

    The cricket didn't give up!

  96. deku the innocent child says:

    do they not see his eyes? he looks so sad when he tries but he can't chirp ;-;

  97. Hunter Munro says:

    Iโ€™m u ukulele,i

  98. Jayci Minjarez says:

    my music class loves these animations and I LOVE the music <3

  99. FazbearKing 87 says:

    When I was a kid, I was always scared of the cicada

  100. Ashley Tuorila says:

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