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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,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!
There's one certain test.
You must look for the creature
Who loves you the best.
Reading level: ages 4-7 (Jamie Levine)