The Eensy-Weensy Spider

The Eensy-Weensy Spider

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by Mary Ann Hoberman, Nadine Bernard Westcott
     
 

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Every child has enjoyed singing this classic rhyme, and now in this fun-filled adaptation, readers can find out just what happens ot the eensy-weensy spider after she leaps off the waterspout! This lively picture book includes musical notation and hand-motion instructions.See more details below

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Every child has enjoyed singing this classic rhyme, and now in this fun-filled adaptation, readers can find out just what happens ot the eensy-weensy spider after she leaps off the waterspout! This lively picture book includes musical notation and hand-motion instructions.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Capering caterpillars and blooming spring flowers ornament this bouncy reprise of a nursery standby. The book opens with musical stanzas for "The Eensy-Weensy Spider," along with a diagram of hand and arm gestures to be performed by the singer. A carnation-pink spider climbs a crocus-blue waterspout, while subsequent spreads describe the eight-legged heroine's garden adventures, all in keeping with the original tune: "The eensy-weensy spider met a baby bug./ `Hi!' said the spider and gave the bug a hug./ `Ugh!' said the bug. `Your hug is much too tight!'/ `I'm sorry,' said the spider. `I meant to be polite.' " Hoberman (A House Is a House for Me) invents everyday scenarios in which the spider interacts with her friendly insect neighbors (e.g., she gets assistance from a glow worm when the sun goes down). Westcott (I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly) conjures the cozy vignettes with dainty pen-and-ink outlines and fresh watercolor hues of daffodil yellow and misty green. The spider's mother sits down to a meal of curds and whey, and the eensy-weensy spider drifts off to sleep in a spun-silk hammock. These pleasing new stanzas extend a favorite song and lend personality to an indomitable creature who never lets a little rain get in her way. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
Readers all know that the eensy-weensy spider went up the spout again, but then what did she do? In this expanded version of the song by the pair that collaborated on Miss Mary Mack (not reviewed) the plucky purple spider in a spunky blue hat encounters one adventure after another, as she rhymes her eensy-weensy way from morning 'til night. Whether hugging a baby bug, swimming with a frog, or buying new shoes (three pair please!), this minute arachnid heroine marches blithely along, courtesy of Hoberman's ear-catching verse. Finally "The eensy-weensy spider slept right through the night. / When she awoke the sun was shining bright. / ‘Good,' said the spider, ‘there isn't any rain!' " (Savvy readers will know what comes next.) Westcott's lush garden scenes are filled with critters large and small and provide a bug's-eye-view of the world. Riotous color and clever details add to the appeal. Begging to be read aloud, this is a sure-fire hit for story time. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316229791
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
11
Sales rank:
887,311
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 5.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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