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Little Miss Spider
     

Little Miss Spider

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by David Kirk
 

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Little Miss Spider is cuter than ever in this new mini-book format!

On the very first day of Miss Spider's life, she pops out of her egg to find her brothers and sisters scooting all around her. But where is her mother? Lucky for Little Miss Spider, kind and caring Betty Beetle is there to fill the role. In this new mini-book format, genious storyteller and

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Little Miss Spider is cuter than ever in this new mini-book format!

On the very first day of Miss Spider's life, she pops out of her egg to find her brothers and sisters scooting all around her. But where is her mother? Lucky for Little Miss Spider, kind and caring Betty Beetle is there to fill the role. In this new mini-book format, genious storyteller and artist David Kirk has brilliantly created a lively and sweet adoption story in which Miss Spider searches high and low before happily discovering that a mother's love can come from many sources.

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Ever since she was first introduced in Miss Spider's Tea Party, this beloved arachnid has become a friend to readers everywhere. In Little Miss Spider, David Kirk takes us back to the day Miss Spider was born -- and delivers a warm, wonderful adoption story about finding love in an unexpected place. Told through simple rhyming verse and brilliant oil paintings, Little Miss Spider is a touching tale for readers from all kinds of families.

When Little Miss Spider hatches from her egg, the first words out of her mouth are, "Where is my mother?" In desperation, she sets off alone in search of her missing mom. Lucky for Miss Spider, kind and caring Betty the Beetle appears and offers to help her. She tells Miss Spider, "I don't know for sure, but I'll offer this clue -- If I were your mom, I'd be looking for you." Together, they fly around asking other insects if they've seen Miss Spider's mom -- with no success. After Betty saves Miss Spider from a close brush with danger, the two head back to Betty's "warm, cozy home," where she asks, "Won't you stay here with me?" Without hesitation, Miss Spider agrees:

For finding your mother,
There's one certain test.
You must look for the creature
Who loves you the best.
Little Miss Spider is a lively and endearing adoption tale that will delight young readers everywhere. It teaches a valuable lesson -- that a mother's love can come from many sources -- within a bright, exciting adventure. It's a Miss Spider book no one should miss!

Reading level: ages 4-7 (Jamie Levine)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439543156
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Miss Spider Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Little Miss Spider 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sutton6 More than 1 year ago
This story's ending is very relevant for families with adoptive children!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I especially appriciate this book for the adoption storyline which is sometimes hard to come accross with out the title being so...adopted sounding. And just really sweet when it comes to what ALL moms do for their kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful and heartwarming, especially for adoptive parents. The illustrations are incredibly rich, and you'll both be amused as you look for all the details. The story is interesting for children, too, but not too complex for them to follow. Most importantly, the point that love is what makes families, even if they consist of parent(s) and little ones who don't look exactly alike, is reassuring for any child to hear. Add this one to your library!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pictures are brillant with color and eye catching for small children. Story is just right for babies who do not have a long attetion span. The story is something to cherish for generations to come. Make sure to this one to your little one's library!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one our favorites right next to Kirk's other Miss Spider books. The pictures are so beautiful in color and the authors imagination with the characters in the book are incredible. My 2 year-old daughter and I love to recite the Miss Spider books from memory thanks to the well-written verses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is lovely, very eye catching, but gives an unfortunate message that birthmom's love of baby was not enough.