The Very Busy Spider

A classic story by the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Just as bright – and just as beautiful! Early one morning, a little spider sits down on the fence and starts working. She’s doing something important, and she won’t stop until she’s finished. While the spider works, lots of farm animals ask her to play. But the spider is much too busy. What is she making? Can you guess? Trace the textured shape of her web with your finger as you read this story, and feel it grow from a simple line into a complex and beautiful thing…

  • An interactive classic with a textured web to touch
  • This delightful story explores the marvels of nature
  • Full of Eric Carle’s distinctive collage illustrations
  • Repetitive text with lots of animal noises to repeat

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    Eric Carle

    Eric Carle is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many classic picture books, and is best known for the much-loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


    Eric Carle has won many book and design awards in both the US and around the world. His most famous book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was awarded the American Institute of Graphics Arts Award, the Selection du Grand Prix des Treize in France and a Nakamori Reader’s Prize in Japan. In 2003 Carle was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature and illustration.

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