The Very Hungry Caterpillar Touch-and-Feel Braille Edition

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9780399251900: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Touch-and-Feel Braille Edition

Eric Carle?s classic story now comes to a touch-andfeel edition that?s perfect for both sight-impaired and sighted children. This large, tactile format, complete with Braille letters alongside the printed text, is meant to be read with the hands as much as with the eyes. The well-known pictures have been constructed out of various textured materials? cloth, felt, textured papers?that create a picture that can be recognized by the fingers. This unique, hand-made, oversized edition is a one-of-a-kind creation that will appeal to parents and collectors of all ages.

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With its lovely, humorous illustrations and wonderful narrative about a hungry caterpillar growing up to be a beautiful butterfly, Eric Carle's story touches anyone who still has some growing to do. Along with reassuring repetition--"He was still hungry ..."--the book includes some wonderful interactive moments: what youngster can resist sticking a finger through that hole in the page as his ravenous friend makes his way through various delicacies?

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One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. Strikingly bold, colorful pictures and a simple text in large, clear type tell the story of a hungry little caterpillar's progress through an amazing variety and quantity of foods. Full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!

Brilliantly innovative designer and artist Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly, in a picture book to delight as well as instruct the very youngest reader or listener. Cleverly die-cut pages show what the caterpillar ate on successive days, graphically introducing sets of up to 10 objects and also the names of the days of the week in rotation, as well as telling the central story of the transformation of the caterpillar. The final, double-page picture of the butterfly is a joyous explosion of color, a vibrant affirmation of the wonder and beauty of Nature.

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Carle, Eric
Published by Philomel Books, New York, New York, U.S.A. (2008)
ISBN 10: 0399251901 ISBN 13: 9780399251900
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
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Book Description Philomel Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2008. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued. First Braille Edition; "1" in No. Line. First printing of the Braille edition. Incredible book; a lovely tactile version of the classic story of the very hungry caterpillar who turned into a butterfly. Gorgeous, textured materials, Braille lettering, handcrafted. FINE. Original plastic envelope included. Jacket not issued with this title. Please see photos. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 90111101

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