The Very Busy Spider (Signed Copy)

Carle, Eric

Published by Philomel Books, 1985
ISBN 10: 0399211667 / ISBN 13: 9780399211669
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This is a 13th printing hardcover copy with a couple of issues. Lacking the rear flyleaf and the French fold sheets have been cut but the title page has Eric Carle's blue ink signature along with his spider drawing. The facing page has a gift inscription to Hannah, whom I blame for the page cutting. Size: Oblong 4to. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear.

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

Review: 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

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Title: The Very Busy Spider (Signed Copy)
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition, 13th Printing.

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