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The Very Busy Spider
     

The Very Busy Spider

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by Eric Carle, Cynthia Benjamin
 

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With over 300,000 copies sold since its publication in 1985, The Very Busy Spider is well on its way to becoming a modern classic. Follow an industrious spider as she carefully spins her web. A cow, a pig, and other farm animals want her to play--but a busy spider needs to finish her work, or there'll be no dinner.

Overview

With over 300,000 copies sold since its publication in 1985, The Very Busy Spider is well on its way to becoming a modern classic. Follow an industrious spider as she carefully spins her web. A cow, a pig, and other farm animals want her to play--but a busy spider needs to finish her work, or there'll be no dinner.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for The Very Busy Spider:

* "A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."--The Horn Book, starred review

* "Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."--Booklist, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399229190
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
32,301
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world. Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote. Eric and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Education:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Website:
http://www.eric-carle.com/

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The Very Busy Spider 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
num More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift since my kids love the book. The animal sounds are their favorite part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eric Carle is a very popular children's author in our classroom. His illustrations are vibrant and this story has a repetitive refrain that makes it ideal for child participation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 1 year old likes the animals sounds. He says 'Moo Moo' and 'Baa Baa' as soon as he sees the pictures. After a few months of reading this to him he's finally interested in the spider and feeling the web.
UptownMom More than 1 year ago
My 18 month old's face lights up when we pull this book out. He loves making the animal sounds. He will even "read" it by himself.
SDietz More than 1 year ago
My toddler loves to look at the pictures and make the animal sounds, and my four-year-old is excited to be able to read the words. They love this one almost as much as the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Shellie-SLP More than 1 year ago
This book is great for young children. I love the illustrations and the content leads to discussions about farm animals and spiders. I use this book in my Speech Therapy sessions and the children love it. I ask the children "wh-" questions about the animals. The board book is durable for the little ones.
BWWI More than 1 year ago
I was not happy with this purchase, as I didn't realize it was a "miniature". My mistake. Although I do LOVE this story!
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It's a book that your children will love. We are now on the next generation. Our son loved the book when he was little, and now that my nieces and nephews are having children of their own, I am giving the gift that hopefully will be a family favorite for them as well.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Eric Carle 'weaves' his magic again in this see-touch-feel book about a spider.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We frequently read this book and everytime my 6 year old son has to trace the spiderwebs on each page. He loves the story also. We never tire of sharing this book at bedtime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the Very Busy Spider. I liked the cow and the spider. This was a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We started reading this book to our 5 month old son and he loved it from the beginning! Every page has a different animal with the specific noises each animal makes. My son laughed at each page and especially loves the last page with the owl hooing. We read it almost every day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We found this book in our puplic library. My son was two at the time and fell in love with this book. We have read it so much that he recites it to himself and to any one that wants to hear it. This one book has hooked him on reading. He loves all the Eric Carl books. The pictures are so colorful and exciting. I would recomend this book to any parent who has not yet achieved getting their little ones interested in listening to story time. This spider is like a member of our family now.