Christmas Wish (Little Miss Spider Series)

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It's Christmas Eve and Little Miss Spider wishes most of all that she had a little brother or sister to help her build snowy creatures and eat Betty Beetle's fig pudding. But then Little Miss Spider meets Asparagus "Gus" Beetle, an orphan who is spending Christmas alone, and before long Little Miss Spider, Gus, and Betty Beetle are glowing with good cheer. Could Gus be the little brother Little Miss Spider has wished so hard for?David Kirk has created a sparkling story for the holiday season about generosity, ...
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Overview

It's Christmas Eve and Little Miss Spider wishes most of all that she had a little brother or sister to help her build snowy creatures and eat Betty Beetle's fig pudding. But then Little Miss Spider meets Asparagus "Gus" Beetle, an orphan who is spending Christmas alone, and before long Little Miss Spider, Gus, and Betty Beetle are glowing with good cheer. Could Gus be the little brother Little Miss Spider has wished so hard for?David Kirk has created a sparkling story for the holiday season about generosity, compassion, and finding one's way home.
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In 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.

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David Kirk's familiar bright colors are jumping off the page again as Little Miss Spider celebrates her first Christmas in search of a friend. She meets Asparagus Beetle, who is as brightly painted in red, blue and green as Miss Spider is in yellow. Together they play outside and make a perfect contrast to the silvery pink snow. The heavy shiny pages glisten as if covered with an icy sheen. Initially Miss Spider returns home alone, but she heads outside when "Christmas didn't feel right", finding her new friend "lying shivering, alone, by his family of snow." They returned home together and "together they found all the joy Christmas brings." The story line is actually much clearer after reading the book jacket, which explains that Asparagus is an orphan planning to spend Christmas alone who becomes the little brother Miss Spider had always wished for. As long as the adult reader provides this context, A Christmas Wish is a warm and generous story that adds a favorite character to holiday celebrations. 2001, Callaway & Kirk, $12.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer: Karen Leggett
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439314633
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: Little Miss Spider
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 7.07 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author


Kirk has studied painting for more than twenty years, starting in junior high school. A graduate of the Cleveland Art Institute, his bold palette and unique style are influenced by everything from nineteenth century academic painting to 1930s animation. Mr. Kirk lives in upstate New York with his wife, Kathy, and his daughters, Violet, Primrose, and Wisteria.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2001

    love miss little spider

    this book is great for all children any age there are great bright pictures and the author keeps the book very intresting for the kids where they are able to stay invoveld with the story....the whole collection is all the same and i say buy this book for your child they will really enjoy it.

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