Eric Carle Books

The Very Busy Spider - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear.

Praise for The Very Busy Spider

* "A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."--The Horn Book, starred review

* "Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."--Booklist, starred review

Item No. 9780399211669
$21.99
The Very Busy Spider Spanish Board Book Edition
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle?s The Very Busy Spider has been a favorite for more than 20 years. This colorful, touch-and-feel story of an industrious spider is a classic, and now the Spanish-language edition is available as a board book, perfect for the youngest children who speak Spanish or who are beginning to learn it.

A wonderful companion to The Very Hungry Caterpillar (La Oruga Muy Hambrienta), this lovable, hard-working spider will spin her way into your heart, no matter what language you speak.

Item No. 9780399250651
$10.99
The Very Busy Spider Spanish Hardcover Edition
Carle, Eric
What better way to celebrate Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider's 20th year in publication than to issue a Spanish-language version? This colorful, touch-and-feel story of an industrious spider is an Eric Carle classic and now Spanish-speaking children can add it to their bookshelf of childhood's most cherished books. It's also a great tool for teaching beginning Spanish to children.

A perfect companion to The Very Hungry Caterpillar (La Oruga Muy Hambrienta), this loveable, hard-working spider will spin her way into your heart, no matter what language you speak.

Item No. 9780399242410
$21.99
The Very Busy Spider's Favorite Words
Carle, Eric
Kids will love flipping through this chunky board book, their first step to reading Eric Carle books on their own! The book features ten images and ten easy words from Eric Carle's classic books. First-time readers will love to learn these words and pictures and then find them later in the original picture books!
Item No. 9780448447032
$4.99
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

When a little click beetle falls onto his back, he seeks the help of a wise old click beetle. "Look at me," says the more experienced click beetle, giving a loud CLICK and flipping onto its feet. But try as he might, the clumsy little click beetle just can't get the hang of it--or can he? In the tradition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Carle creates a winning story of perseverance and pride in achievement complete with an ingenious fiber-optic microchip that truly gives voice to the valiant little beetle as it CLICKs its way through the colorful pages and somersaults into your heart.

Praise for The Very Clumsy Click Beetle

"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

"At once stark and sophisticated, Carle's trademark collage art fills the pages of his latest Very volume."--Publishers Weekly

"Carle's trademark artwork, featuring large, colorful collages set against expansive white space, is--as always--a strong attribute."--Booklist

Item No. 9780399232015
$24.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Board Book
Carle, Eric
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Including a special feature, die cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience.

"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart..."
--Mother's Manual

"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
--The New York Times Book Review

Item No. 9780399226908
$10.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book & Ornament Set
Carle, Eric
Celebrate the holidays with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Eric Carle's classic tale teaches children about numbers, days of the week and time. Now paired with a beautiful ornament--available exclusively in this package--this hungry little caterpillar will be the perfect addition to your holiday tree!

Item No. 9780399173172
$19.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Kamishibai
Eric Carle

14 giant page boards illustrating the pages of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar in the ancient Kamishibai storytelling style. Text in English and Japanese, with storytelling instructions on the back of each page board. Keywords are highlighted for language learning. Audio CD included. Brightly illustrated boards also perfect for hanging as wall art in homes and classrooms.

Item No. X6961
$100.00
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123
Carle, Eric
Join the Very Hungry Caterpillar for some Christmas counting fun in this delightfully festive board book. The pages are filled with Eric Carle's distinctive artwork, from 1 jolly Santa Claus to 10 beautifully wrapped presents. And children will love to spot the Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance with every number in this perfect Christmas gift!
Item No. 9780448490090
$9.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Colors
Carle, Eric
Celebrate the bright and cheerful colors of Easter with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The colors of the rainbow jump off the page in this colorful celebration of the Easter season. Young readers will love learning about colors along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book filled with the joyful art of Eric Carle.
Item No. 9780451533470
$8.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Favorite Words
Carle, Eric
Kids will love flipping through this chunky board book, their first step to reading Eric Carle books on their own! The book features ten images and ten easy words from Eric Carle's classic books. First-time readers will love to learn these words and pictures and then find them later in the original picture books!
Item No. 9780448447049
$4.99
The Very Lonely Firefly - Board Book
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

When a very lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl all glowing in the darkness. It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for--a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turn the final page!

Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to "light up" children's faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will fast become a storytime favorite. Read it with a flashlight in the dark or under the table--and watch those fireflies glow!

Item No. 9780399234279
$13.99
The Very Lonely Firefly - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

When a very lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl all glowing in the darkness. It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for--a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turn the final page!

Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to "light up" children's faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will fast become a storytime favorite. Read it with a flashlight in the dark or under the table--and watch those fireflies glow!

Praise for The Very Lonely Firefly

"Carle's richly hued, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his numerous young devotees."--Publishers Weekly

"This is a compelling accomplishment [and a] guaranteed winner as a read-aloud or read-alone."--School Library Journal

Item No. 9780399227745
$25.99
The Very Lonely Firefly Early Reader - Softcover
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle joins the Penguin Young Readers!

In this classic and heartwarming story, a very lonely firefly finally finds the friends he is seeking at the end of a tireless search for belonging. Carle's rich, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his millions of fans. An accessible Level 2 reader, The Very Lonely Firefly is one that parents and children will read over and over again.

Item No. 9780448458502
$3.99
The Very Quiet Cricket - Board Book
Carle, Eric

A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .

As children turn the page on this wonderful moment, they are greeted with a surprise--an actual chirp!

Full of Eric Carle's gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.

Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries.

Item No. 9780399226847
$13.99
The Very Quiet Cricket - Hardcover
Carle, Eric

A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .

As children turn the page on this wonderful moment, they are greeted with a surprise--an actual chirp!

Full of Eric Carle's gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.

Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries.

Praise for The Very Quiet Cricket

"Typical of Carle's style, the language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners. Painted collage illustrations are lavish and expressive."--School Library Journal

"The text is skillfully shaped; the illustrations convey energy and immediacy."--Horn Book

"As usual, Carle's art is lovely and his story is simple and satisfying."--Publishers Weekly

"Carle's signature style ensures that this is a visual standout, and storywise it's appealing, too....The spare text is structured by repetitive phrasing that will lend itself to read-aloud responses."--Booklist

Item No. 9780399218859
$23.99
The Very Quiet Cricket Early Reader - Softcover
Carle, Eric
One day, a little cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. But the little cricket cannot make a sound. The cricket meets many insects, but it isn't until he meets a beautiful female cricket that he can finally chirp "hello!"

Excerpt:
Hello! whispered a praying mantis,
scraping its huge front legs together.
The little cricket wanted to answer,
so he rubbed his wings together.
But nothing happened. Not a sound.

Item No. 9780448481388
$3.99
Today is Monday - Board Book
Carle, Eric
String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song invite children to join in the procession and sing along.
Item No. 9780399236051
$6.99
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Carle, Eric
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

Item No. 9781524739928
$35.00
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Carle, Eric
Walter the Baker has a pretzel twist of a problem in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite from the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?

With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor, now available in a Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition that's ideal for newly independent readers.

Item No. 9781481409186
$16.99
Walter the Baker - Ready to Read Hardcover Edition
Carle, Eric
Walter the Baker has a pretzel twist of a problem in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite from the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?
With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor as much as they love eating...shhh...pretzels!

Item No. 9781481409179
$3.99
Watch Out a Giant
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle's classic tale Watch Out! A Giant! is now available as a board book with die-cut flaps throughout!

For the first time, Eric Carle's imaginary adventure of two children escaping a giant through secret passageways, trapdoors, and underground tunnels is available in a board book edition! Clever double-side flaps are die-cut throughout so that when you lift one, it reveals a surprise on the next spread! Complete with Eric Carle's trademark collage illustrations, this board book is the perfect addition to every Carle collection.

Item No. 9781534400511
$9.99
What's Your Favorite Animal
Carle, Eric

Everybody has a favorite animal. Some like little white dogs or big black cats or hoppy brown bunnies best. Others prefer squishy snails or tall giraffes or sleek black panthers. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 14 children's book artists share their favorite animals and why they love them.

- Eric Carle
- Nick Bruel
- Lucy Cousins
- Susan Jeffers
- Steven Kellogg
- Jon Klassen
- Tom Lichtenheld
- Peter McCarty
- Chris Raschka
- Peter Sís
- Lane Smith
- Erin Stead
- Rosemary Wells
- Mo Willems

Item No. 9780805096415
$17.99
What's Your Favorite Animal? Board Book
Carle, Eric

Everybody has a favorite animal. Some like little white dogs or big black cats or hoppy brown bunnies best. Others prefer squishy snails or tall giraffes or sleek black panthers. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 14 children's book artists share their favorite animals and why they love them.

Eric Carle
Nick Bruel
Lucy Cousins
Susan Jeffers
Steven Kellogg
Jon Klassen
Tom Lichtenheld
Peter McCarty
Chris Raschka
Peter Sís
Lane Smith
Erin Stead
Rosemary Wells
Mo Willems

Item No. 9781627793032
$8.99
What's Your Favorite Bug?
Carle, Eric

In this companion to What's Your Favorite Animal? and What's Your Favorite Color?, Eric Carle and fourteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite bugs and explain why they love them.

Everybody has a favorite bug. Some like shiny, colorful beetles or busy ants or soft pale moths best. Others prefer spindly walking sticks or fuzzy caterpillars that turn into bright butterflies. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 15 children's book artists share their favorite bugs and why they love them.

What's Your Favorite Bug? features words and pictures by:

Eric Carle
Joey Chou
Eric Fan
Denise Fleming
Ekua Holmes
Tim Hopgood
Molly Idle
Beth Krommes
Scott Magoon
Kenard Pak
Maggie Rudy
Britta Teckentrup
Brendan Wenzel
Teagan White
Eugene Yelchin

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Item No. 9781250151759
$17.99