The Very Busy Spider

The Very Busy Spider

Book - 2014
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A spider, blown by the wind to a fence post near a farm yard, begins to build her web and cannot be distracted from the task at hand--not by the horse, cow, sheep, goat, or dog. But when the rooster asks if she wants to catch a pesky fly, the busy spider is able to catch it in her web immediately!

"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.
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers, New York : 2014
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ISBN: 9780448480527
Branch Call Number: BEG PENG


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Mar 23, 2015

Excellent book. My 5 year old daughter loves hearing this story over and over as well as "The very hungry caterpillar"

green_bear_966 Jun 05, 2014

Liked the Catterpillar beter

Oct 16, 2013

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

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.).

Nov 01, 2007

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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Sep 18, 2017

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Oct 16, 2013

ashleysears thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and under

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