Be Nice to Spiders

Be Nice to Spiders

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by Margaret Bloy Graham, Margaret Bloy Graham
     
 

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When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, at the Zoo, the animals suddenly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace — all because Helen was spinning webs and catching flies.

But one day Helen's webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayor's

Overview

When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, at the Zoo, the animals suddenly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace — all because Helen was spinning webs and catching flies.

But one day Helen's webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayor's inspection tour. Soon the flies were back again and the animals were miserable once more. But not for long...

Children will be fascinated and amused by the way Helen solved the problem and won a permanent place of honor for herself in the Zoo.

Margaret Bloy Graham's pictures match the wit and charm of her delightful story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060220723
Publisher:
HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1967
Pages:
32
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Gene Zion and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Bloy Graham have collaborated on several favorite stories about Harry: Harry by the Sea, Harry the Dirty Dog, and No Roses for Harry.

Gene Zion and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Bloy Graham have collaborated on several favorite stories about Harry: Harry by the Sea, Harry the Dirty Dog, and No Roses for Harry.

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Be Nice to Spiders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
spidergrandma More than 1 year ago
I got this book from the library when my son was very young and I was terrified of spiders. He did not want me to smash them so I put them under a jar in the house until my husband got home. We spent a lot of time in the library and found this book and read it over and over. Our son is now 38 and none of us kill spiders unless they are dangerous (just pick them up carefully and put them in a plant outside)...recommended reading for young and old.....tonja
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved this book as child and now has children of her own. She thought this book would help them value spiders themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a child, and it taught me the value of spiders. I have loved spiders ever since. I have not killed a spider in over 30 years. If I see a spider in the house, I scoop him up, play with him for a minute, then turn him loose outside. Remember, spiders are our friends. This book taught me a valuable lesson, how benificial all creatures are to the world. thanks Margeret.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child! I am so excited to see that it is back in print. Thanks to this book, I was never afraid of spiders, and I learned to appreciate lots of 'icky' things that are very important to the earth's ecology.