Miss Spider's Tea Party
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Miss Spider's Tea Party

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by David Kirk
     
 

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The modern classic about a sweet spider and her friends is now available for the first time in a Scholastic Bookshelf paperback version

"Miss Spider can't understand why insects flee in panic at her approach. Being a florivore herself, she only wants to invite them over for cakes and tea. The ironic air wafting through Kirk's rhymed tale will not be lost on young

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The modern classic about a sweet spider and her friends is now available for the first time in a Scholastic Bookshelf paperback version

"Miss Spider can't understand why insects flee in panic at her approach. Being a florivore herself, she only wants to invite them over for cakes and tea. The ironic air wafting through Kirk's rhymed tale will not be lost on young readers, and the insects in the big, brightly colored illustrations beear comically apprehensive expressions as they hastily depart . . . At last, Miss Spider is able to convince a rain-soaked moth of her good intentions . . . A sweet tale" —School Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

"One lonely spider wished to play. Two beetles cried and ran away." Miss Spider's tea party crisis is solved by an act of heroism involving a rain-soaked moth. Now adapted for new readers, this award-winning book is an enduring classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439918176
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Miss Spider Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 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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Miss Spider's Tea Party 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Miss Spider' tea party is a beautiful book. My Little girl had it given to her when it was first published. I bought it to share with another special little girl.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My little girl, age 6, loved this story.
MLE76 More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely one of our favorites. The illustrations are so colorful and engaging. And, the story sends a good message about not judging a book by its cover, or a person by their outward appearance. We're just starting to work on counting but this will only help, I think.
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Bebes-mom More than 1 year ago
My 1yr old loves this book. The illustrations are very colorful so she loves flipping thru the pages. She doesn't understand the story yet, but it has a good lesson for children.
Accordkim More than 1 year ago
The rythmic poetry of the book captures both adult and child. Excellent illustrations in bright, creative tones. Have bought this book for other family's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ISBN 059006519x - Usually, when I come across a board book with a spectacularly illustrated cover, I'm let down when I open it up. David Kirk is absolutely fantastic and so, it turns out, is every single page inside. Miss Spider would like to play, but all the other bugs are afraid of her. Rhyming text counts the bugs, from the two beetles who ran away to the eleven bugs who finally came to visit - bringing twelve flowers as gifts. It's great, the chance to work on numbers with your child, but for me the illustrations are what knocks it out of the park. The details are excellent: the reflection in the teapot and the twelve cupcakes when her eleven bugs come to visit, for example. The colors are vivid and the images nearly 3D. Board book pages are sturdy and can take a bit of a beating. My single complaint is that the cover board seems to be coated with a rubbery plastic layer which peels fairly easily. The bugs aren't particularly creepy or scary, which works for me - I've got a shortage of Halloween-themed board books and this one is going to fill in. I hardly think anyone will mind! - AnnaLovesBooks
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in the book store to my 4 year old granddaughter. She was captivated. This is a book, that will surely teach little ones the love of reading. It is a 5 star!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first grade teacher read this to me and now I'm in ninth grade and still love it! The illustrations are excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was recently hired to read at a little girl's birthday party. The mom of the birthday girl had asked me to read 'Miss Spider's Tea Party' to the children in attendance. Since the children were all under the age of 5, I wasn't sure it would hold their attention. But they all listened intently! Since then, I have not only added this book to my library, but all of the 'Little Miss Spider' books as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My children and I just recently finished up our summer reading program through our local library. The experience was wonderful for all three of us. My kids are 5 and 3 and have developed a true love for books. One of their favorites was Miss Spider's Tea Party. My children felt for Miss Spider when the other bugs were afraid to come to her tea party. They were all afraid because of who or really what she was. But when one of the other bugs saw her for who she really was made it my kids happy. It helped them to understand that what we see on the outside isn't always what is in the inside. Therefore, we should give everyone a chance to be close to us. The illustrations were so amazing we just got lost in them. My daughter loved it because she loves tea party's and she thought that Miss Spider was very beautiful. This is a wonderful book, thank you...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miss Spider's Tea Party is the cutest board book my daughter has! I just love it! The colors that Kirk uses are so vivid and wonderful! We have almost all of his Miss Spider books and we love them all!