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The Greedy Python (The World of Eric Carle) Board book – July 7, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: The World of Eric Carle
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Reissue edition (July 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416982906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416982906
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

ea. vol: illus. by Eric Carle. unpaged. CIP. Picture Book Studio, dist. by Alphabet Pr. Aug. 1985. pap. $3.95. PreSchool-Grade 2 Combining Buckley's original verse based on Aesop's themes with Carle's bold, vibrant collages creates a dynamic collaboration. Joined artistically for two allegorical tales, the duo blend their verbal and visual talents to create well-paced suspenseful fables. At times Buckley's terminology will elude his younger readers/listeners, but the metered message maintains a familiar pattern. Thus, integrated with the illustrations, the texts flow flawlessly in their interpretations of slow but safe and of greed. With typical aplomb Carle splashes the pages with greens, yellows, browns and blues, recreating many of his popular creatures. The foolish tortoise finds that although his shell may make him slow, it also protects him from preying animals and the elements. The greedy python, having made himself sick by gobbling up every animal in sight, finds that his last greedy gulp, his own tail, is his final gulp. Of the two tales, children will take more delight in the plight of the python due to its pervasive humor, yet both stories are painless prophets of moral values. Cathy Woodward, Lima City Schools, Ohio
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, NY,

and moved to Germany with his

parents when he was six years old. He

studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts

in Stuttgart before returning to the

United States, where he worked as a

graphic designer for The New York

Times
and later as art director for an international

advertising agency. His most well-known book, The

Very Hungry Caterpillar
, which was published in 1969

gained him immediate international recognition. Since

the Caterpillar was published, Eric Carle has illustrated

more than seventy books, including Papa,Please Get

the Moon for Me
and The Tiny Seed, and more than 88

million copies of his books have sold around the

world. In 2002, Eric Carle and his wife Barbara

founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in

Amherst, MA. Eric and Barbara Carle divide their time

between the Florida Keys and the hills of North

Carolina. For more information please visit:

www.eric-carle.com and www.carlemuseum.org.

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This book is great to read to children and to teach science.
ANSSO
It has a great rhyme, it's quick and makes a good board book for infants or toddlers, it's funny.
Mamma Ro
He laughs and smiles as we read it to him - really likes the rhyming sounds.
christi

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 1999
Format: Board book
Beginning reader in our house really likes this book as he uses the illistrations to "cue" him into the words. There are many subject areas that can be explored as a result of the book, reading, math, science...For an older child who is slower learning to read, this is excellent as there are multisyllable words and a 'story line' that holds their interest.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "swampbrat" on May 2, 2000
Format: Board book
I have 3 children, ages 5, 3 & 1. My two oldest think The Greedy Python is a funny book. The illustrations are awesome- as all of Eric Carle's work is. The story teaches a good lesson in selfishness and greediness. The greedy python is eating everything in sight and even after getting too full to hold anymore he sees one last thing to eat. He winds up gulping down his tail and eventually disappearing. It's a really good lesson for all children to learn. It's also easy reading.
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By Carla H on January 26, 2014
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This is the perfect first baby book. The cardboard pages, brightly colored pictures, and short story keep the little one's attention.
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By shirley properzi on December 7, 2013
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such a cute kids book and in excellent shape for a used book. my daughter took it to the school she works at & the kids loved it
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Our 8 month old son LOVES this melodic and entertaining story. He laughs and smiles as we read it to him - really likes the rhyming sounds. Plus, it's fun to read for mom and dad.
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By Julie on January 16, 2011
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My 2 1/2 year old loves snakes and I had a hard time finding childrens book about snakes. We read this book twice every night and it is still one of his favorites. I would highly recommend this book!
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Format: Paperback
Buckley and Carle are a winning duo with the story of the greediest python there is!

We learn how huge his stomach is and about all the animals he eats. In fact, he eats so many they make a ruckus inside his belly. They even make him quite sick! He coughs up each of the animals he's eaten, but then he's even hungrier than before. What he does next goes to show that being greedy isn't always the best thing.

Carle's illustrations of a frog leaping, a bat hanging, and a bird flying are just some of the colorful animals this python ate.

Add this to your library, as it will be fun to read over and over again.
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By Mamma Ro on February 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
I love Eric Carle's artwork but his writing isn't all that great on some of his books. But this one is great. Maybe because it's written by Richard Buckley.

It has a great rhyme, it's quick and makes a good board book for infants or toddlers, it's funny.

I really like this book.
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