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
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