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From Barnes & NobleIn her two prequels to the beloved Miss Spider series -- Little Miss Spider and Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School -- Little Miss Spider, the adorable adopted arachnid, won readers' hearts with delightful stories of her youth. Now the lively little spider returns to star in a sparkling holiday story about generosity and compassion...and opening your heart to all kinds of family.
It's Little Miss Spider's first Christmas, and without a brother or sister to play with, she's feeling lonely. The only gift she's wishing for is a friend. After kissing her beetle mom goodbye, Little Miss Spider heads outside into the snow to play -- and is hit in the face with a snowball thrown by rambunctious Asparagus Beetle. The two cavort in their winter wonderland, making snow butterflies and building a castle. And when night falls and Little Miss Spider is unsure of how to get home, her new friend lifts her up and flies her there.
Later, as Little Miss Spider and her mom sit beneath their Christmas tree, something doesn't feel right. Only when the two go outside and find Asparagus Beetle "shivering, alone,/By his family of snow" and bring him back with them, is everything better: "And gathering him home/With their family made new,/Two wishes were granted,/Two dreams had come true."
Told through simple rhyming verse and bright, brilliant oil paintings, Little Miss Spider: A Christmas Wish is a warm and wonderful family story. It celebrates the joy of opening your heart -- and opening your home -- to those less fortunate than you. And it's a touching tale that celebrates the importance of all kinds of families -- traditional or non.