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The Very Busy Spider Board book – 26 Sep 1996

4.6 out of 5 stars 150 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel Books (26 Sept. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241135907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241135907
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 150 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 colourful 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:" the strands of web and other elements are embossed onto the page and you can follow them with your fingertips. But the best thing by far is Carle's familiar--but still breathtaking--skill as an illustrator; his cow and goat and dog (just to mention three favourites) capture the essence of each animal in a way few artists can hope to approach. (Ages 0 to 4 years) --Richard Farr

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Praise forThe Very Busy Spider
* "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"

Praise for The Very Busy Spider
* "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

Praise for The Very Busy Spider

* "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 --This text refers to the Album edition.

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