- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureIn this hilarious picture book, a lonely spider watches a family having fun with their family pets and decides that she wants to join in. Excited by the prospect of becoming the newest family pet, she tries to impress the whole clan by showing them her fancy dance moves, jumping in the bath tub to prove her excellent hygiene practices, and weaving a web to catch her own dinner. Unfortunately, the family does not react kindly to her antics and scoots her outside every chance they get. After three unsuccessful attempts to garner their attention, she decides to go live by herself in the backyard. One evening, she weaves dozens of beautiful, sparkly webs around the yard, and the family quickly becomes enthralled by the awesome sight. They decide to welcome her into their household as the newest family pet. She loves her new role and everything runs smoothly, that is, until she decides to invite all of her spider friends over for a visit. Aaaarrgghh! This comical story and the accompanying artwork perfectly complement each other and create a winning picture book. Children will enjoy touching the sparkly silver webs, which appear on the book's cover, as well as on a spread inside. This book will make a great read-aloud selection. 2004, Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 4 to 8.