The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, in a book featuring thermographic pages and a raised spider web that can be felt as well as seen. On board pages.
This one is a classic that is deserving of its status. While it’s a simple story showcasing one spider’s diligence in creating her web despite a myriad of invitations from animals to do other things, it’s also great for reinforcing other animal noises and favorite activities, and of course, Eric Carle’s signature illustrations are delightful.
There are so many new children’s books these days to be seduced by but it is hard to beat a classic like Eric Carle’s Very Busy Spider. Signature illustrations incorporating hand-painted paper cutouts and masterful use of white space, barnyard animals to identify and sounds to make, and best of all, a great lesson about working until the job is done and the value of rest after a busy day.
As is to be expected from Eric Carle’s books, this book has illustrations that are bold, inventive, and engaging for all ages. The story is simple and repetitive—a perfect formula for toddlers. The lift-a-flap feature of this board book provides an extra opportunity for engagement for little ones.
Eric Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than seventy books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin Jr. He is also the creator of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, to which all of the royalties from What's Your Favorite Color? go. His collaborators are some of the best known and beloved picture book illustrators of today and to whom special thanks is due.View Author