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The Very Busy Spider (Board Book) Award-winning author/illustrator

by Eric Carle (author)

Suitable for 0 - 4 years

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Product Description

An interactive classic by the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Just as bright and just as beautiful! A very busy spider is spinning a web on the farmyard fence. Trace the textured shape of her web with your finger as you read her story. While the spider works, some merry farm animals ask her to play. (Which gives you a chance to make lots of animal noises.) But the spider is too much too busy to play. What is she making? Can you guess?

Product Details

Format

Board Book

ISBN

9780241135907

Publisher

Puffin

Date published

September 26th, 1996

Other details
  • 28 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Eric Carle

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Eric Carle was born of German parents. He was always drawn to America after his family moved to Stuttgart when he was six. Carle’s childhood years in Germany were traumatic; as an adult he would make “books for the child in me, books I had longed for.” It is no surprise that his style is characterised by an explosive use of colour. During the war, his art teacher showed him his hidden collection of banned “degenerate” art, including works by Picasso, Klee and Matisse. At 16, Carle began studying graphic art at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. Returning to New York in 1952, Carle built a successful career in advertising. In the mid 1960s, Carle decided to give up this career to become an illustrator and graphic designer. His first published work appeared in a cookery book. Soon afterwards, children’s book author Bill Martin asked him to illustrate the manuscript of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The resulting book was an instant hit. Encouraged by this success, Carle began submitting ideas for his own books. One of these was “Willie The Worm”. His editor suggested that a caterpillar might prove a more endearing character – the rest is history.

First published in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 29 million copies in more than 47 languages. Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, and more than 88 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

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  1. Fairy thumb 11

    Klymko100
    on 22 May 2012

    My brother(Maximilian) enjoyed this book because the spider was making a beautiful web

    5out of 5
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    leSquidge
    on 3 March 2012

    Me and my son love this book he can touch the web and look at the pictures while i can read and make animal noises.

    5out of 5
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    angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    this book has great illustrations.

    4out of 5