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Publication Order of My Very First Book Books

My Very First Book of Words (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book Of Numbers (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book of Shapes (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book of Colors (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book of Food (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book of Motion (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book of Heads and Tails (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book of Animal Homes (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Very First Book of Animal Sounds (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My First Busy Book (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My First Peek-a-Boo Animals (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My First I See You (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My First Busy World (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of What's Your Favorite Books

What's Your Favorite Animal? (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's Your Favorite Color? (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's Your Favorite Bug? (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's Your Favorite Food? (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World of Eric Carle Books

Eric Carle's ABC (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eric Carle's Opposites (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Busy Spider's Favorite Words (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Favorite Words (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Quiet Cricket's Favorite Words (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle's Favorite Words (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colors. Colores (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eric Carle's How Things Grow (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Colors (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merry Christmas from the Very Hungry Caterpillar (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar? (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 123 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thanks from the Very Hungry Caterpillar (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can a Cat Do That? (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Birthday from the Very Hungry Caterpillar (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas Eve (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Is the Sun? (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can You Guess? (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eric Carle Illustrated Books

1, 2, 3 to the Zoo (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pancakes, Pancakes! (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tiny Seed (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do You Want to Be My Friend? (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rooster's Off to See the World (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walter the Baker (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Birthday Message (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Very Long Train (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have You Seen My Cat? (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I See a Song (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why Noah Chose the Dove (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All about Arthur (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mixed-Up Chameleon (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grouchy Ladybug (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watch Out!A Giant! (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Honeybee & the Robber (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Paint a Rainbow (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch the Ball! (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's for Lunch? (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Busy Spider (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Around Us (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Quiet Cricket (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Draw Me a Star (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Today Is Monday (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Apron (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Lonely Firefly (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Cloud (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Head to Toe (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flora and Tiger (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hello, Red Fox (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Snow (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Are You Going? To See My Friend! (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister Seahorse (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10 Little Rubber Ducks (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Count with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eric Carle's Animals (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rabbit And The Turtle (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tom Thumb (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Around the Farm (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hear Bear Roar (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nonsense Show (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love Mum with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Cheer for The Grouchy Ladybug (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Art of Eric Carle (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can Make A Collage (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Artist to Artist (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is a children’s book writer and illustrator best known for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Translated to over 30 languages, this book pushed Carle into the limelight and set the pace for his writing career. Since 1969, Carle has written over seventy children’s books, most of them best-sellers. Most of his books puts all kids in mind. Children as young as two, even the visually impaired children, can enjoy some of Carle’s best works.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as the name suggests, tells the classic story told for generations. One lovely Sunday, a tiny egg hatched into a caterpillar. The caterpillar was very hungry, so come Monday, he ate through an apple. Tuesday, he changed his diet and ate three plums, but he was still hungry. When he finally ate to his fill, the caterpillar went into a deep sleep after building a cocoon around himself. A few weeks later, the caterpillar woke up only to discover that he had transformed into a beautiful butterfly.

It is incredible how the author has dramatized one of nature’s loveliest marvels. The metamorphosis of a butterfly is something children find intriguing, and the author writes and illustrates the process in such a captivating way. Each step is illustrated in a way child with different learning abilities will understand. For most children, the lessons in this book stick in their minds for years.

There is a lot that kids can learn from this story. First is the need to do things in moderation. Even though the caterpillar is mostly hungry, he doesn’t eat everything up. All he does is dig a single hole in each fruit, leaving more than enough for the rest. The kids also learn the importance of trying new things. The caterpillar is not picky when it comes to his diet, and he enjoys eating everything from an apple to a piece of watermelon. Through the caterpillar, young children can learn how fun it is to sometimes step out of their comfort zone.

The message that change is good cannot be ignored. Just like the caterpillar, any child who reads this story can straighten up, spread their wings, and fly. The book also provides an opportunity to teach the young ones about healthy foods and the importance of eating everything in moderation. Kids as young as two years can read and enjoy this book. The colorful illustrations may also attract a curious younger reader than this. It is fantastic that adults also find the story intriguing, possibly because of the nostalgia and whatever the book meant to them in their childhood.

First published in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold millions of copies across the world. The book tells a touching story of the hardship a caterpillar experiences in his young life. Thanks to his constant hunger, the caterpillar will eat a little too much only to end up with a stomach upset. However, once he overcomes his ravenous appetite, the caterpillar is able to progress on his journey to becoming a butterfly. The book is filled with colorful diagrams, and the narrative is easy enough for the young ones. This book is ideal if you are looking for something that your child will enjoy reading for many years to come.

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Busy Spider tells the story of a spider who wakes up one morning to start spinning her web. Given that the web is on a fence post, the spider is never alone. The animals in the neighboring farm try all they can to distract her, but the little spider remains focused on her work. Despite all the mooing, neighing, and baaing going on, the spider doesn’t take a moment from her work. Once she is finished, the spider shows the animals her beautiful web while demonstrating its usefulness. Now trapping flies is made easy, and this promotes a good community for everyone.

This is a multi-sensory book where the young readers can see and feel the pictures included. All pictures are filled with bright and happy colors that are sure to brighten your child’s day. The text is rhythmic, so many kids enjoy hearing it as well. It is nice meeting all the animals and seeing how they interact with the spider who seemed rude in the beginning. From the napping cat and rock-jumping goat to the mud-rolling pig, it is fun following them all as they go about their business. Children get to learn the behavior of most domestic animals while understanding the reason why spiders build webs.
One striking thing about this book is that kids can follow all the action without any challenges. Whether sighted or blind, it is easy for young ones to understand whatever is happening on every page. Kids can trace the embossed spider thread and play an active role in telling this intriguing story. This, in turn, helps capture their attention and keep them engaged to the end. For older kids, this book may be an excellent way to start teaching the importance of focus. As long as they focus and keep their eye off the prize, nothing in life is unachievable. Just like the busy spiders, children who stay focused on their goals get rewarded in the end.

The Very Busy Spider is an excellent read for children two years and up. Using the book, children can learn about different animals and the sound they make. The contrast between the farm animals who want to play and the busy spider is lovely, and the results are evident at the end of the day. Thanks to the web, the fly who spent the day disturbing all the other animals is captured. Everything from the texture to the narration in this book is perfect. Your child will enjoy reading the book on themselves, feeling the textures, and seeing all the beautiful colors. It is also a remarkable story to read as well as a family. Since the book is compact, it is a perfect bring along whenever you want to keep the children occupied outside the house.

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