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The Very Busy Spider (Very Books) [Hardcover]

By Eric Carle (Author)
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Item description for The Very Busy Spider (Very Books) by Eric Carle...

The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.

Publishers Description
"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.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Very Busy Spider (Very Books) by Eric Carle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1246
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 608
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 638
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 578
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 834

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Philomel
Pages   22
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 12" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 29, 2008
Publisher   Philomel
Grade Level  Pre School  
Age  1-4
Series  Very Books  
ISBN  0399211667  
ISBN13  9780399211669  

Availability  93 units.
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More About Eric Carle

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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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Bugs & Spiders > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Bugs & Spiders > Staff Picks
4Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Farm Animals > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Carle, Eric > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Carle, Eric > Hardcover
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
8Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Very Busy Spider?

Just OK  Mar 31, 2008
Review by Sherry North, Author, Because You Are My Baby

Eric Carle is a favorite in our house, but this is one of his weaker titles. The illustration of the spider spinning her web barely changes from one page to the next, and there's no clever twist that "makes" the book, like in A Very Hungry Caterpillar. After reading it to our son once, he never seemed interested in looking at it again - but he does ask for Carle's other books often.
One of Hayley's Favourites  Feb 19, 2008
My husband bought this book for our 9month old daughter, Hayley. She absolutely loves us to read it to her. She loves to feel the spiders web and will mimic the animal noises. What a great book!
Good book for a "reading" toddler  Nov 15, 2007
My two-year-old enjoys reading this book. While the book is repetitive, it enables a toddler to "read" along with you and complete the sentences. The book is replete with farm animals, a common feature in children's books, and the web that the spider is building is raised, so children can trace it with their fingers.
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.

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