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The Very Busy Spider [Board book]

Eric Carle
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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Jan. 17 2002
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.
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The Very Busy Spider + The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book + Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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Every young child should be introduced to this story, as great a classic as its predecessor, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This colorful picture book describes a spider's day. Blown onto a farmyard fence, she starts to spin a web. The other animals ask if she wants to play, but in every case "the spider didn't answer. She was very busy spinning her web." The book is touchable: elements including the strands of web are embossed on the pages and you can follow them with your fingertips. But the best thing by far is Carle's familiar, yet still breathtaking skill as an illustrator. Especially in this large 11.5-by-8.5-inch format, his cow, goat, and dog (just to mention three favorites) capture the essence of each animal in a way few artists can hope to approach. (Baby to preschool) --Richard Farr --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Mice, a rottweiler, an arachnid and a few other assorted critters make sturdy reappearances in five board book versions of picture books. In Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint, "three white mice on a white piece of paper" enjoy a colorful romp, while in Walsh's Mouse Count a similar gaggle narrowly escapes being served for dinner (Harcourt/Red Wagon, $6 each, 28p, ages 1-3 ISBN 0-15-200265-0; -200266-9 Sept.). Yet another mouse searches the animal kingdom for companionship?and finds an unexpected respondent?in Eric Carle's Do You Want to Be My Friend? (HarperFestival, $6.95, 32p, ages 2-6, ISBN 0-694-00709-9 Sept.). The rewards of industriousness are celebrated in a second Carle title, The Very Busy Spider; its embossed web brings a tactile dimension to his familiar collage artwork (Philomel, $9.95, 26p, ages 2-up ISBN 0-399-22919-1 Aug.). Finally, the canine in question is Alexandra Day's beloved Carl, who takes charge of a crew of toddlers in Carl Goes to Day Care (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $5.95, ages 1-3 ISBN 0-374-31145-5 Sept.).
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4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great book for young children.
I would recommend this book.
I use this book quite often in the library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute March 2 2004
Format:Paperback
This is a cute story about a spider who drops in on a farm. All the farm animals greet her and invite her to play. But the spider spends the day building her web instead. The book is fun and informative, and not at all scary. The pages are doubled so they are easy to turn, but be careful, because inquisitive little fingers may reach inside the pages and rip them. The book has about 350 words.
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4.0 out of 5 stars silent Dec 16 2003
By A Customer
Format:Board book
I liked this book but it was too short. I mostly liked this book because of the spiders web you get to feel. I wouldn't mind reading it again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Very Busy Spider Oct. 2 2003
By A Customer
Format:Board book
This book is about a spider that is spinning its web while alot of animals came and ask it to play.
The moral of the book is that after your done working you can have fun. It is a good book for young kids because it has colerful pictures and it teaches about spiders and what they do.
I woul say the age rating is 3 to 6.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for ALL ages! March 17 2003
By Nicole
Format:Board book
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Favorite Nov. 16 2002
Format:Board book
Lovely book with all the barnyard friends. Great way to get your child to participate by having them make the animal sound. Also, the illustrations are raised so there is a three-dimensional feel to them. We thoroughly enjoy Eric Carle books in our house and you can't go wrong with this one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect Nov. 11 2002
By Rismi
Format:Board book
I would give it a 5, but it is a pitty that it is a little book. It is ok for a one to one basis, but it looses a bit when working with it in a classroom. If it was bigger, than it would be easier for the children to appreciate better the details. The pupils wanted to stand up to see better. They did love to wait their turn to do so and to touch the spider web. For the rest, it is wonderful: the sounds of the animals, the predictive pattern and more. Through it they also learned to appreciate the beauty of the creation done by a spider and have grown in respect for this animal. Thanks Eric Carle!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Very Busy Spider Nov. 1 2002
Format:Board book
The Very Busy Spider is a great book for kids. Ilove it because it just focuses on what a spider does in one day. Spinds the web, spinds the web, spinds the web, etc. An at the end of the day catches the fly. It is kind of what we do as human being. We work, work, work, and after we work somemore, play! That is kind of what the spider did at the end of her day. It is a good book for kids because it shows them lots of colorful pictures. The illustrations are great for litte 3 year olds. This is a great book. I even like to read it when I can!! I have given this book 4 stars because it teaches kids the basics about insects.
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