“A Cricket in Times Square” Book Review
Hey guys! It’s twinklet05 here bringing you another book review! This time, it’s going to be on the book “A Cricket in Times Square” by George Selden and it was illustrated by Garth Williams. A Cricket in Times Square has received a lot of praise already. Did you know that in 1961, it won the Newberry Honor? Yep, that’s how good it is. A Cricket in Times Square has also gotten a 4/5 from Goodreads and a 4.7/5 from Amazon. In this quick little book review, I will just be telling you guys what the book is generally about, and my thoughts while reading it. So let’s dive right into it, and get started!
Basically this book is about a cricket named Chester who accidentally finds himself in New York City, Manhattan to be specific. Chester is found by Mario, the boy who runs the newspaper stand, and with his amazing talent, he helped out the Bellini family business a whole lot, meeting some friends along the way. For me, this book was an amazing story to read. It was very inspiring and touching, too. I am a quick reader, so it took me one to two days to finish this book. I can relate to Mario, when he finds Chester and asks his parents if he could keep it. It was very fun and exciting to read about Chester and his friends, and what they’d might do next. The ending was very shocking for me, and a little sad too. I’m not giving away any spoilers, but prepare to be surprised! If I were to rate this book, I’d give it a 4 out of 5 because I didn’t really like the ending. In the comments below, tell me what you think! Have you read this book before? What rating would you give it and why? Thanks everyone and keep on the lookout for new posts on Kidz Universe!
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