A treasury tailor-made for the holidays, perfect for the whole family to share! Four favorite "Very" stories from beloved author Eric Carle, with all-new recipes, activities, projects, and more!
Featuring The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, this collection of Eric Carle stories offers readers four complete "Very" books in one gorgeous package. Along the with stories, The Very Eric Carle Treasury will include recipes, family projects, and activities for each book, as well as a letter from Eric Carle himself!
For existing Carle fans, or for those just reading his stories for the first time, this book is the perfect addition to every family's bookshelf.
Praise for Eric Carle’s "Very" Books:
* "A beautifully executed work for the very young."--The Horn Book, starred review
"[T] language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners. Painted collage illustrations are lavish and expressive."School Library Journal
"Sure to be loved and requested again and again, Click Beetle is a well-crafted story, joyfully illustrated, that speaks to the hearts of young children."Library Journal
"Carle's richly hued, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his numerous young devotees."Publishers Weekly
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 62 languages and sold over 41 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.
Carle says: "With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly? I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun."
Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. He divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.
For more information about Eric Carle and his books please visit:
The Official Eric Carle web site: http://www.eric-carle.com
Eric Carle's Blog: http://www.ericcarleblog.blogspot.com
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: http://www.carlemuseum.org
The World of Eric Carle: http://www.amazon.com/The-World-of-Eric-Carle
Hometown:Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:Syracuse, New York
Education:Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50