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The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
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The Very Busy Spider (1984)

by Eric Carle

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This book is a good book for toddlers to early readers. The spider is spinning its web but all of the animals on the farm ask him to do things with them but the spider continues to work on its web. This book has great illustrations and shows different kinds of animals that are on a farm and their noises they make. ( )
  JennySkvarna | Nov 30, 2018 |
This is a great book about not giving up. This would be great in the classroom because it can teach the students about never ever giving up regardless of how hard something might seem ( )
  mls127 | Nov 26, 2018 |
This is a story of a spider building her web and not stopping until she is completely finished no matter what. Eric Carle's illustrations help engage young children. It also teaches the lesson of never quitting. ( )
  AmberLynn1213 | Oct 28, 2018 |
predictable book- the spider is always busy which is the predictable event the reader will catch on to ( )
  AshleyKramer | Sep 13, 2018 |
Whole class read, ask class to make predictions. Younger class. The spider is too busy building a web to hag with friend until she is done and catches a fly for the rooster. ( )
  lrp024 | Sep 7, 2018 |
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“Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider is now available in board-book form. A contemporary classic, the simple picture storybook is about the satisfaction of working and completing a task. Readers follow a spider through the day as it creates a web. The web is actually a raised line of thin plastic that can be felt when tracing it with a finger. Carle’s signature collage illustrations, in vivid colors and varied textures, carry the story.”
 
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“Early one morning the wind blew a spider across the field. A thin, silky thread trailed from her body. The spider landed on a fence post near a farm yard… and began to spin a web with her silky thread.”
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0399229191, Board book)

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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:20 -0400)

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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.

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0241135907, 0448444216, 0141338326

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