Book Review: The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

The Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden, Garth Williams (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

Chester the Cricket gets lost in New York City and is adopted by a little boy named Mario who works at his father’s newspaper stand in the subway. Chester befriends a mouse and a peaceful cat, who enjoy listening to his beautiful cricket music. The animals are not the only ones who notice Chester’s talent for music. Soon the humans are also enchanted with Chester’s cheerful chirps.

This is such a beautiful classic children’s story. It has a soft charm. I love the old-fashioned style of the writing and the delightful illustrations by Garth Williams.

Chester is adorable! I love stories about little tiny creatures who have to rely on their quick wits to win the day. There is something so innocent about Chester; he charms his way into the hearts of every other character and puts a smile on their face. He makes the reader smile too!

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