Little Cricky Could Become Among the Best-Selling Children Books
Everyone alive is either living their childhood or has lived it at some point in their lives. And we all know that childhood comes with many memories—the majority of which are based on fairy tales and adventure stories involving all sorts of characters. Little Cricky is one such book that will easily remain in the memory of its readers for years to come.
It is based on a story by the late Domnita Georgescu-Moldoveanu, a Romanian who migrated to France during the communist error of the ’70s. The story resonates around a little cricket, who loses his cherished violin to the winter wind and as a result, sets out on an epic journey to find it. It all begins after Cricky fails to heed his friends’ advice,the same friends who later pardon him with grace for his pride and help him find his so much loved violin.
The English version was published by the author’s sister, who wanted to pass onto future generations her sister’s values on the importance of fostering friendships and of being able to live in harmony with each other.The book was initially written in Romanian,and was translated into English by Liliana Hotonand Miruna Nistor, passionate translators whose children were lucky enough to be the first to enjoy the translation.
Little Cricky takes its readers through different emotional states. Readers will feel sad, angry, then they will have great expectations and anticipation, and finally they will feel pure joy. Every page of the book has been carefully written to encourage the readers to develop the culture of not giving up, regardless of the adversity. This is a good lesson not only for kids, but also for grown-ups who at some point in time have found themselves backed up against the wall. Little Cricky also fosters the universally cherished values of loyalty, courage, friendship, passion, happiness, and the beauty of the soul.
There is no doubt that Little Cricky is going to become one of the best-selling children’s books in the years to come. It will soon sit among the like of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, which has sold in more than 100 million copies and still counting. At the moment, the list of best-selling children’s books includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle;The Poky Little Puppy by Jannette Sebring Lowery; and Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
All the above books have sold millions of copies and, apart from Harry Potter, all have an animal as the central character that has to overcome a great huddle to achieve a goal. For some of the stories in these book sit is all about learning to be obedient and fighting an urge. For Little Cricky, it is about fighting for what you cherish the most.
Another common feature of all the books above, including Little Cricky, is the lesson they leave with their readers. The accent is on the good values,which lead you far in life. These values endear the books to parents who want to bring up their children the best way they can. Some of the values fostered in Little Cricky are hard work, patience, team work, and friendship. So the book’s appeal is not only for kids but for parents too. However, Little Cricky is a relatively new book compared to the likes of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been in print since 1969. But give it a bit of time and you will see that Little Cricky, published for the first time in English in 2006, will reach the level of success of the other famous books.