The Very Clumsy Click Beetle

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle

Book - 1999
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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
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1999.
ISBN: 9780399232015


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Jun 24, 2016

I had nothing to do at the library and I just had to read this book. It was on a table right next to me and I had no books with me. I'm probably way pass the age to read this kind of books but sorry I had nothing to do. I made a oath to my sisters that I would write a comment, sooo here it is. It's good. Read it to your kids and take them to go find click beetle.

LizziePletch Jul 30, 2011

My 2 year old loved this book! Surprise clicking sound at the end is always a delight. Now she looks for click beetles in the garden.

Mar 23, 2010

Caused our little one to complain "the book is making scary noises". Initially Mom thought that this was due to the dust jacket, but soon found out that there is a noisemaker in the book which will sound off occasionally when the book is open.

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