The Very Busy Spider

The Very Busy Spider

by Eric Carle

Hardcover(Miniature)

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Overview

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle


This is a miniature, unjacketed hardcover edition of Eric Carle's classic story of persistence.
"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: 9780399215926
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/28/1989
Edition description: Miniature
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 3.75(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About 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.

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

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The Very Busy Spider 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 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.
mayalanda on LibraryThing 6 days ago
This is a book that we enjoy over and over again. There is an animal on every page and text that reflects what that animal does. The web is spun as the story develops.
nboria05 on LibraryThing 6 days ago
This book is a great way for students to see progress and development on a project. A spider stays focused and works hard on something and in the end gets a fly! Hard work pays off! Students can make observations about what's happening in the picture and young children can feel the web being made on the page.
cmiller05 on LibraryThing 6 days ago
FictionThe Spider puts off play all day to finish her work.
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.