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Posted October 8, 2012
Creepy, Yet Awesome Creatures!
The cover says it all. Nic Bishop’s “Spiders” is all about, well, spiders! For those of us who are weary of these creepy crawlers, this book allows anyone to dive into the fantastic world of spiders and view close-ups of different kinds of spiders, from the teeny-tiny to the super-large variety. This book provides interesting information about many different types of spiders, including their origins, their behavior, their hunting techniques, their physical features, and parenting methods. The bright and colorful display on each page makes it easy for readers to focus on the details of each spider. The vivid photographs overflow into most of the facing pages, which make the spiders seem more real and lifelike. It’s very likely that you can’t help feel like you could almost touch the hairs of one (yikes!). Overall, this book provides an excellent way for children to learn about spiders, and would be the perfect candidate to add as part of the science section of the classroom library or home library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 19, 2012
Check this book out!
You don't know what to expect when you first pick up this book. I was wondering if it was a story book, or just a picture book naming spiders. But once I started reading it, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much education and enjoyment this book has to offer! The pictures in the book are breathtaking, they allow the reader to see the intricate details of the many arachnids that are displayed in the text. The book goes into detail with facts about spiders, where they live, what they eat, and their life cycles. Bishop teaches the reader what webs are made of and why they are made, how spiders eat their dinner, and even how they raise their babies. It is easy to see why Nic Bishop is so fascinated by these 8-legged creatures, and as a person who does not like spiders, I found his enthusiasm on the subject contagious.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 20, 2011
The book Spiders by Nic Bishop is an amazing informational picture book. This book would work best when covering a thematic unit on spiders for just about any grade. This book has received the Sibert Award and fall under the Informational Books genre. The book is filled with incredible pictures and information on each of the spiders. The pictures are so close and the information child friendly that this book can be used as a picture book for the younger kids and an independent reading for older kids. This book can also work for students who are fascinated with insects and on science projects or activities. The pictures are so captivating that this a book that students would want to read and look over and over filled with amazement time after time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 16, 2011
Spiders: Science Teachers...Highly Recommended
This book is very informative and the photographs are amazing. Nic Bishop sheds some insight on the mysterious creatures. In this book you learn about the different species of spiders as well as mating acts, feeding, defense tactics, and other interesting habits that spiders have. Of course not all spiders are the same, (spoiler alert) I found out that there are spiders in the world who do not have eyes because they live in dark caves and its completely useless, so they adapted without them. Also stated in this book, the Goliath bird-eating tarantula is as big as this book. I definitely recommended this book to science teacher for their classrooms and just for anyone who is interested in learning about Spiders.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2011
Spiders an Sibert Honor winner is a very informative book. Every page is filled with facts on spiders and their environment. One fact that captivated me is that spiders have an unusual way of eating their food. They don't chew or swallow they drink it!! Another fact that caught my eye was that spiders have blue blood. That is something that I'll for sure remember about spiders. Bishop photographs are so vivid that lets you see each spider up close and in a safe way. If you have a research paper about spiders due you have to for sure get this book to get all the facts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 9, 2010
Great, well written and Educational Book
This is a FUN read for all ages; I really enjoyed reading all about SPIDERS. There was a lot that I did not know about spiders and there are some VERY interesting facts that just engrossed me! Did you know that, "Spiders dribble their digestive juices on its meal?" This was interesting to see and then they wait till their prey is mushy and then eat them. YUCK! Spiders also taste things with their feet and shed their skin, including their eyes, and inside their mouth. The book is well written and full of interesting facts about spiders, even younger children can understand. I love the IMAGES on the pages, the spiders are bigger than life and you can see many details at a safe distance. The pages are very colorful and fulfilled and this is an easy read. I recommended this to everyone, what a great book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 7, 2010
Tummy Turning Creepy Crawlers!
Spiders Spiders every where! Some even in your backyard, as we come to find out in the informative book Spiders created by Nic Bishop. Mr. Bishop has dedicated his life to learning about the habitats and habits of the thousands of spider families that the planet has to offer. One thing that Bishop does in this book that I think makes it great for kids is use tangible everyday objects to compare spiders to. From the spider that is as small as a grain of sand to the spider that is as big as a page from the book, he gives his audience a strong visual that allows them to enter the world of the spider. He also compares the autonomy of the spider to that of a human from the way that spiders hear, the eyes that they have and the "skin" that they shed. Lastly, Bishop uses his camera to capture some very private moments of the spiders, that complete the book. The moments that he has caught, are some that most of us would never get to see first hand so Spiders is a great way for anybody to look through a lense into the life of a spider.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 24, 2010
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Posted October 10, 2012
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