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Little Miss Spider at Sunnypatch School
     

Little Miss Spider at Sunnypatch School

by Kirk
 
Little Miss Spider is packing her pencils and her rule for Sunny Patch school, the best place for little spiders to learn the lessons all bugs need to know. As she gets ready for her first day of school, she also worries if she'll be able to learn about flowers from petal to root, how to chew tasty leaves, and tunnel through fruit.

The first day of school is one

Overview

Little Miss Spider is packing her pencils and her rule for Sunny Patch school, the best place for little spiders to learn the lessons all bugs need to know. As she gets ready for her first day of school, she also worries if she'll be able to learn about flowers from petal to root, how to chew tasty leaves, and tunnel through fruit.

The first day of school is one of the most important and shaping times in a child's life. Children will be reassured and enthused by Little Miss Spider's first day when she meets plenty of other many-legged bugs and learns that she already knows the finest lesson of all -- the merit of being kind.

Told through David Kirk's simple verse and brilliant oil paintings, Little Miss Spider at Sunnypatch School is published in the new, gorgeous format of books that introduces readers to Miss Spider's early years. With thick glossy pages and a size ideal for little hands to hold, this charming story is sure to warm the hearts of fans everywhere.

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From the Publisher

"Little Miss Spider is ready for school in this second book about her childhood. However, her first day at Sunnypatch School brings nothing but frustration as the little arachnid finds she is a failure at leaf chewing, flying, stinging, and other bug activities. Her climbing, and spinning skills aren't tested until she rescues a fellow classmate from a spout, after which the principal praises her for her kindness, the best gift of all. In the attempt to leave readers with some sort of a lesson, the author provides a less- than-satisfying ending. Still, Kirk's rhyming story reads aloud well and is accompanied by his signature eye-catching oil paintings. Libraries with other "Miss Spider" books in their collections may wish to add this one.-Denise Reitsma, Howe Library, Hanover, NH
--School Library Journal, September 2000
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Little Miss Spider is ready for school in this second book about her childhood. However, her first day at Sunny Patch School brings nothing but frustration as the little arachnid finds she is a failure at leaf chewing, flying, stinging, and other bug activities. Her climbing and spinning skills aren't tested until she rescues a fellow classmate from a spout, after which the principal praises her for her kindness, the best gift of all. In the attempt to leave readers with some sort of a lesson, the author provides a less-than-satisfying ending. Still, Kirk's rhyming story reads aloud well and is accompanied by his signature eye-catching oil paintings. Libraries with other "Miss Spider" books in their collections may wish to add this one.-Denise Reitsma, Howe Library, Hanover, NH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439087278
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Little Miss Spider
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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