The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

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by Iza Trapani

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"Young children will have a blast with this lively and well-illustrated rendition of an old favorite".--American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.


"Young children will have a blast with this lively and well-illustrated rendition of an old favorite".--American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

Editorial Reviews

Deborah Abbott
This new twist on a favorite preschool tale will be a smash hit at story hour. After reciting the usual first verse, Trapani continues the spider's climbing adventures: she climbs up a kitchen wall, and is blown off by a fan; up a yellow pail, and is flicked off by a mouse's tail; up a rocking chair, and is sent flying by a pouncing cat; up a maple tree, and slips on dew and lands in a leaf. Finally the spider climbs up a tree, stops, and spins a lovely web. The sing-song cadence of the extended rhyme works perfectly, and the colorful, if unsophisticated, artwork matches the comfortable text. The gray spider, with two dots for eyes and a line for a mouth, seems right at home with the tale's other plump creatures. A clever person could easily create finger plays for the new verses. Music and lyrics for all six verses are appended.

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Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
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5.82(w) x 6.65(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Iza Trapani is the best-selling author/illustrator of several children's books, including TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR; I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT; THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER; and RUFUS AND FRIENDS: RHYME TIME. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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Itsy Bitsy Spider 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sheryl_California More than 1 year ago
Hard to maintain grandson's are too cluttered and verse is too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kids will discover where the Itsy Bitsy Spider went after she left the waterspout and why! Great pictures! Good rhyming book. Former kindergarten teacher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for kindergarten children to learn. Even the most basic of stories open their little minds to the world of humanity and its wonders of story telling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved this book when she was about 3 years old. It has given to her as a gift. We had to read it almost everynight and sometimes 2 or3 times in a row. When she got older, however, I gave it a way to a friend because she had a little boy. Now, I have a 15 month old son and am going to buy it for him. He loves to sing the song and tries to do the hand signs. I just know he will love this book too.
pammie3704 More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves singing the itsy bitsy spider song so this book was perfect for her! It is a little long, but we have fun trying to find the spider on every page!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this book in a clearance bin while shopping, I picked it up since it was always a favorite. Little did I know that it would be a hit with my 2 year old class. I have one student who has me read it to her every single day. Now I am ordering it just for her, since it seems to be her favorite too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 4 yr. old and 15 month old daughters love this book. They can't get enough! We sing the words together. I love how she has gone a step further with our childhood stories. The illustrations are beautiful & our daughters love to find the spider on each page. We always have fun with this book!!! I want all her books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an early childhood special education teacher and have read (actually sung) this story to my little boy since he was first born. When given several book to choose from he always selects this one!