The Carle Slipcase Set: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Very Busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket

The Carle Slipcase Set: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Very Busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399226236
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1993
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

The author and illustrator of one of the greatest children’s picture books of all time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold a copy a minute since publication. With distinctive, collage-like illustrations and educational content, this picture book is renowned for its description of a caterpillar transitioning into a butterfly. Aside from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle wrote and illustrated many other books, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Pancakes, Pancakes!


Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York


Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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The Carle Slipcase Set: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Very Busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
sjordet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A classic, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" shows off some of Eric Carle's finest collage work. With bright and beautiful images, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" shows the life cycle of a butterfly. Initially the butterfly started out as a egg. Once the egg hatched it became a caterpillar that was very hungry. Over the course of six days, the caterpillar ate tons of food including fruit, meat, sugary treats, and a leaf. All this food gave the caterpillar a stomache ache. No longer little, the caterpillar made his home in a cocoon and after some time came out as a beautiful butterfly.This story is great if you are teaching students about insects or the life cycle of insects. You could also use this book to teach counting and the days of the week. The whole story deals with the issue of hope - that one day, like the caterpillar, we will grow up and spread our wings.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seeing the caterpillar emerge from the holes and seeing him transform into a butterfly is wonderful fun for a child. This book also teaches how a book is handled, how to turn the pages about counting and numbers. This classic book is so much delicious fun!
hannahbk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books when I was younger. I will never forget the influence it had on me in my earlier years and so I love reading it to children I babysit for. I am looking forward to reading it not only to my future classes, but to my children as well.
KFBruck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is so great and can be used in a variety of ways! Whether it¿s for educational purposes or simply for pleasure this book is wonderful. The illustrations are incredible and the message is that someday we will grow into a `beautiful butterfly¿ just as the caterpillar does.
EllieGiles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great story that about a caterpillar who keeps eating, and eating, and eating. The illustrations are magnificent, and through the story, children can behold the science behind how caterpillars become butterflies.
HollyRogers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a Caterpillar who eats everything he sees until he is no longer hungry and then builds a small house where he stays in for two weeks and comes out as a beautiful butterfly. This book has been one of my favorite books because of the beautiful pictures. Each page is so vibrant and colorful is automatically draws my attention. I remember reading this book as a child and absolutely loving it!In the classroom I would use this book to help me open up an art project dealing with colors. I would read the book first and have the student¿s focus a lot on the different colors and shades of the color then have them experiment with ways to make the different shades with black and white. Another classroom activity I would use this book in is studying literature and authors of books. Eric Carle has a style that is very unique and each one of his books have the same type of illustrations to them. I would bring in all of his books and we would study how his illustrations are made.
lrflanagan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the story of a capterpillar who hatches from his egg and is very hungry so he eats through some fruits and sweets and is not satisfied until he eats a green leaf. Then, he is very very full and fat and he builds a cocoon and hatches into a beautiful butterfly.
ahauze on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite and most remembered Eric Carle book of my childhood. This book is perfect for the kindergarten classroom, with basic counting, days of the week, repetitive text, and talking about the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Also a beautiful example of Carle's collage illustrations.
librarianista76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my first books that I can remember. I had my mom read it to me many times. I especially likes pretending that the caterpillar is eating through the food by putting my fingers into the holes. It is such a cute book on how he starts out as an egg, hatches out a a caterpillar, becomes a fat caterpillar, spins its cocoon, and becomes ... A BUTTERFLY! It is a wonderful book to introduce young children to life cycles, even though they are not yet aware of it. They are amazed at how caterpillars become butterflies. Carle's signature artwork is amazing. I read that he glued tissue paper for his illustrations. May this book always be in print so that children for generations to come can put their fingers or a toy caterpillar (in the style of Carle) through the holes.
MeganLyn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book takes you on an adventure of a caterpillar that becomes extremely hungry. Though it is a beloved children¿s book it also helps students count from one to ten. There can be also lessons on the life of a butterfly. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 because the pictures are well done and it is a very interactive book.
Khp24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My favorite book! I love this book! It teaches so many things in one book. For example it teaches, couting to five, days of the week, different types of food and a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly! Goes through the days of the week of what the catepillar eats then to the cylce of metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar.
carriedold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classic story. Fun for children, cutouts. Describes the life cycle.
tracystewart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the best book to use with little ones to show how the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly!
bamabreezin4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like this because it's a book most people know. I like it for much younger kids. It can help certain common food names to become sight words. Also, for even younger children, it can establish one-to-one correspondence. Also, days of the week is explored.
mmontet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot going on in a very simple way. It shows the life cycle of a caterpillar from egg to butterfly. It also shows how to count and shows the names of a few healthy fruits.
fonsecaelib530A on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Carle, E. (1979). The very hungry caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books. (Original work published 1969).Age: 2 to 4 years oldA tiny egg hatches to allow a very hungry caterpillar to eat its way through the pages of the book. From Monday to Friday, the caterpillar eats a red apple, two green pears, three purple plums, four strawberries, and five oranges. On Saturday, the caterpillar eats so much it ends up with a tummy ache. A single leaf on Sunday makes the caterpillar feel better. After so much food, the caterpillar forms a cocoon from where she emerges a butterfly.The very hungry caterpillar is a festival of colors on the page. From the tiny egg on the leaf to Saturday¿s meal to the emergence of the butterfly, the vividness of the colors grabs the reader¿s attention. The story is simple, but children are introduced to colors, numbers, and days of the week. And the little hole the caterpillar drills into each of its many food items entices readers¿ curiosity to keep on looking until they uncover the beautiful butterfly.
teacherlovesbeach1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for students to practice days of the week and sequence. It also is a great introduction to spring and the life cycle of the butterfly.