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The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (Eric Carle's Very Series) Hardcover – Picture Book, September 13, 1999
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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
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|The Very Hungry Caterpillar||The Very Busy Spider||The Very Quiet Cricket||The Very Lonely Firefly||The Very Clumsy Click Beetle|
|Collect all of Eric Carle's buggy friends||The all-time classic children’s book. Featuring interactive die-cut pages, this is a great gift for new babies, baby showers, birthdays, and other new beginnings!||With its rhythmic text, this multi-sensory book becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear, while showing how persistence and hard work result in a beautiful and useful creation.||Full of Eric Carle's gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read aloud, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end.||Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to "light up" children's faces.||A winning story of perseverance and pride in achievement complete with an ingenious surprise that gives voice to the valiant little beetle as it clicks its way through the colorful pages and somersaults into your heart.|
The very clumsy click beetle has no trouble with the clicking and flipping part, but it does have trouble landing on its feet. The young beetle tries and tries again, encouraged by an ambling turtle, a slithering snail, and a scurrying mouse. Finally, when a curious boy approaches, the beetle takes coaching from a wise old click beetle ("QUICK, CLICK and FLIP!") and succeeds. Children will love the bright, bold, tissue-paper illustrations that tell this story of perseverance, as well as--of course--the unusual clicking sound (emanating from an electronic chip with built-in battery and light sensor) that accompanies this playful book. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright 1999 by Eric Carle. Permission of Philomel Books.) (Preschool and older) --Karin Snelson
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- Publisher : World of Eric Carle; Illustrated edition (September 13, 1999)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 039923201X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399232015
- Reading age : 2 - 5 years
- Lexile measure : AD470L
- Item Weight : 1.53 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.56 x 0.7 x 11.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #194,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I like the size of the book too, it helps showcase all the colorful and unique illustrations. And the pages are quite sturdy - we’ve yet to have any ripping!
The little click beetle repeatedly strives in the story to CLICK and flip over onto his feet, a feat shown to him by an older, wiser click beetle. He tries to show this new trick to a variety of other critters with no success. The critters encourage him to keep trying.
We used this story in class to discuss the importance of persistence and practice to learn something new. This book also sparked a discussion about being kind and respectful, as we talked about how things might have been different if the critters in the story had ridiculed the click beetle for his failure instead of encouraging him. You could challenge children to tell how the ending would have been different if the little click beetle hadn't mastered his CLICK at the right time at the end.
Definitely a classroom staple, along with most of Eric Carle's other titles.
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Inoltre ho acquistato altri libri dello stesso autore in questo formato.
Molto utili ai bambini per l'apprendimento della lingua inglese.