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The Very Busy Spider (Board Book)

By Eric Carle (Author) & Cynthia Benjamin (Author)
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Item description for The Very Busy Spider (Board Book) by Eric Carle & Cynthia Benjamin...

The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, in a book featuring thermographic pages and a raised spider web that can be felt as well as seen

Publishers Description
A board book edition of the best-selling story features thermographic pages and a raised spider web children can feel for themselves, which complement the book's colorful collages and easy, rhythmic text.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Very Busy Spider (Board Book) by Eric Carle & Cynthia Benjamin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1246
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1995 page 11
  • Publishers Weekly - 08/14/1995

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Philomel
Pages   26
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Homeschool Bargain Books
Grade Level  Pre School  
Age  1-4
Series  Very Books  
ISBN  0399229191  
ISBN13  9780399229190  

Availability  918 units.
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More About Eric Carle & Cynthia Benjamin

Eric Carle The secret of Eric Carle’s books’ appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature—an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

Carle says: “With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?

I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Spanish Bio:
Eric Carle es el creador de mas de setenta libros ilustrados para ninos.

Nacio en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis anos de edad se traslado con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Kunste de Stuttgart, logro cumplir su sueno de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportacion global a la literatura y a la ilustracion infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta anos despues de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguro en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademas de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen numero de originales de los mas destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

Eric Carle currently resides in New York. Eric Carle was born in 1929.

Eric Carle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aladdin Picture Books
  2. Brown Bear and Friends
  3. Classic Board Book
  4. Henry Holt Big Books
  5. My First Reader (Hardcover)
  6. Paperstar Book
  7. Penguin Young Readers: Level 2
  8. Penguin Young Readers: Level 3
  9. Ready-To-Read - Level 1 (Quality)
  10. Ready-To-Read - Level Pre1 (Cloth)
  11. Ready-To-Read - Level Pre1 (Quality)
  12. Slide and Find
  13. World of Eric Carle

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Bugs & Spiders > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Carle, Eric > General
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Very Busy Spider (Board Book)?

Boring and repetitive  Aug 13, 2007
I love Eric Carle's art and several of his other stories, but this one is really boring and repetitive. There's not enough variety to the images, the spider comes across as a real pill who has no interest in other creatures, and the story line is dull. Skip this and go for the chameleon or caterpillar or polar bear.
Not so great.  Aug 9, 2007
Not one of Eric Carle's best. As usual, the illustrations are fabulous, but the story didn't interest our littleone.
Cute Book, But Not Our Favorite Eric Carle Book  Jul 8, 2007
My 21 month old loves Eric Carle books. She liked this one as well, but like others have mentioned it doesn't seem to hold her attention nearly as well as other Carle books do. Her favorites are "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Very Lonely Firefly". The illustrations are as bright and colorful as they are in the other books though and the story is short enough for most toddler's to sit through.
Mom's favorite  May 6, 2007
No gimmicks, lights, or sounds here so it's not as fascinating for my son. I try to jazz it up a little bit with the animal noises and different animal voices which my son seems to enjoy. This is a good one for bedtime.
Very busy spider  Jan 19, 2007
Perfect for the preschool set. All five of my grandkids love this book. Helps mitigate the "look, a spider...let's kill it" response to bugs.

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