Cricket Song

Anne Hunter
Author and Illustrator

2016, HMH Books for Young Readers
isbn: 0544582594, isbn-13: 9780544582590

A bedtime book evoking the sounds and animals of the night shows how two children on different continents are connected by all that is between them.

The language is as lulling as an evening breeze, but it’s the illustrations that make this book truly extraordinary. Those who have experienced Hunter’s earlier titles, including Possum’s Harvest Moon (HMH, 1996), will be familiar with her gift for depicting the natural world. Here her watercolor and ink renderings of the landscape and the sea, the animals, and the purple-gold sunset clouds are an exquisite journey into the most restful part of the day.
School Library Journal (starred review)

Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A lovely, tranquil bedtime book that suggests the world need not seem so vast.”
— Publishers Weekly

With its absorbing illustrations and its satisfying, soporific story, this is an excellent bedtime book.”
Booklist (starred review)

Kirkus Review — Best Book of 2016
Bank Street College — Best Book of 2016
Booklist — Starred Review
Kirkus Review — Starred Review
School Library Journal — Starred Review