This book is about a new little cricket who tries to say hello by rubbing his wings together, but can't make a sound. Finally, at the end, he meets another little cricket and makes a chirping sound.
This book would be used with either kindergarten or first grade. To the kindergartners, I would read this before we learned about insects. For the first graders, I would read them this before they did a research based project on insects. They could each pick their favorite one from the book, and research more about them.