The Very Busy Spider

Carle, Eric

(Book - 1984)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Very Busy Spider
The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c1984
ISBN: 0399252738
Branch Call Number: jE CARLE
Characteristics: [22] p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,22 x 30 cm


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Jun 05, 2014
  • green_bear_966 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Liked the Catterpillar beter

Oct 16, 2013
  • ashleysears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love all the artwork in these books. Read this to my daughter - age 5 - I don't think she disliked it, but she didn't ask me to read it to her again. The repeating words worked for her, as she could easily see them, and knew what to say when I would pause, she could fill in the blank.

May 20, 2010
  • Qryzti rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I remember reading this book as a child and loving it, now I'm reading it to my own daughter. While I find the book slightly repetitive now, my daughter thoroughly enjoys it. The pictures are vibrant and colorful and my daughter likes to touch the spider's web. A good choice if you have a toddler (especially if your toddler loves bugs and animals as much as mine does.).

Jan 10, 2008
  • reviewer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not one of Eric Carle's best works, but not exactly bad, either. Highly repetitive text becomes borderline dull after a few readings. Pages are imprinted with tactile as well as visual information--a device that may prove useful for sight-impaired listeners, but didn't hold much sustained interest for our 3-year-old.


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