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The Very Quiet Cricket (Penguin Young Readers: Level 3)

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This mini hardcover edition of Eric Carle's classic story begins one sunny Sunday, when the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. Strikingly bold, colorful pictures and a simple text in large, clear type tell the story of a hungry little caterpillar's progress through an amazing variety and quantity of foods. Full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!

Brilliantly innovative designer and artist Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly, in a picture book to delight as well as instruct the very youngest reader or listener. Cleverly die-cut pages show what the caterpillar ate on successive days, graphically introducing sets of up to 10 objects and also the names of the days of the week in rotation, as well as telling the central story of the transformation of the caterpillar. The final, double-page picture of the butterfly is a joyous explosion of color, a vibrant affirmation of the wonder and beauty of Nature.

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Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The Very Busy Spider is now available as a coloring book! Perfect for both reading and coloring, this interactive picture book follows an industrious spider as she carefully spins her web. A cow, a pig, and other farm animals want her to play--but a busy spider needs to finish her work, or there'll be no dinner.

Special artwork made just for coloring and blank pages at the end for original drawings give this classic story new life. A sure-fire hit for creative children everywhere.

About the Author

Eric Carle lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448481395
Author:
Carle, Eric
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Concepts - General
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Concepts - Colors
Subject:
Readers - Intermediate
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Penguin Young Readers, L3
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 1 up to 6

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Very Busy Spider is now available as a coloring book! Perfect for both reading and coloring, this interactive picture book follows an industrious spider as she carefully spins her web. A cow, a pig, and other farm animals want her to play--but a busy spider needs to finish her work, or there'll be no dinner.

Special artwork made just for coloring and blank pages at the end for original drawings give this classic story new life. A sure-fire hit for creative children everywhere.

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