The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

The Very Busy Spider

Written by Eric Carle
Illustrated by

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Early one morning a little spider is blown across the fields, settles on a fence and begins to spin her web. In turn the farm animals try to tempt her from her work but the little spider keeps on. At the end she proves that her web is both beautiful and useful. A simple, humble story whose development lies in the web itself. The Very Busy Spider is especially valuable for visually-handicapped children. The web can be felt as it grows from a single strand to its final glory. An original development from the innovative Eric Carle.
~ The Good Book Guide


The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

A classic picture book from Eric Carle - The Very Busy Spider.Early one morning a little spider begins to spin her web on a fencepost and she doesn't stop until it is finished . . . Alongside the visual excitement of Eric Carle's vibrant collages of familiar animals is the tactile experience of feeling the spider's web as it grows from a simple line into a complex and beautiful creation -a perfect story for reading aloud and sharing.Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.Don't miss all the other Very Hungry Caterpillar and Eric Carle books:The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?; The Very busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse; 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; The Bad-Tempered Ladbybird; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook; My Very First Book of Words; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy; Little Cloud; Today is Monday; My Very First Book of Shapes; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; From Head to Toe; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book; Draw Me a Star; Mister Seahorse; Do You want to be My Friend?; The Tiny Seed

About the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages and sold over 33 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 110 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

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48 pages


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

30th May 2011



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