the very busy spider

Summary:
The wind blows a spider to a fence post, where she begins spinning her web. Throughout the day, various farm animals stop to invite a spider to play with them, but she is too busy to reply.
Educational Themes:
There's plenty to share with this book: animal identification and sounds, nature's processes and good maners (I.e., being polite, exchanging pleasantries).
Reading Level:
1.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 5
Age of child:
Started reading with child 2 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. A nice addition to the picture book/animal story collection. This one has potential for kids learning to read.
Little Kid Reaction
S/He likes touching the spider's silk, which is raised from the page, and to "talk" like each of the animal that greats the busy spider.
Big Kid Reaction
Eric Carle is always an enjoyable, family read. We thought that the spider catching the fly in her web might create a pause, but we slide right on through to the next animal. It took a couple reads to see the fly was on every page from the beginning.
Pros:

A sturdy board book. The texture used to create the spider's silk is a great complement and encouraged our little one to help the spider "draw" her web.

Cons:

None.


Title The Very Busy Spider
About
Author Eric Carle
Publisher Philomel Books, Imprint Penguin Young Readers Group © 1995
Illustrators Eric Carle
ISBN 0399229191
Material Board Book
Genres Animal Characters, Picture Book
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