Spectacular Spiders

Spectacular Spiders

by Linda Glaser, Gay Holland, Glaser
     
 

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Describes, in simple text and illustrations, the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the black and yellow garden spider. Also includes information on some other types of spiders.  See more details below

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Describes, in simple text and illustrations, the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the black and yellow garden spider. Also includes information on some other types of spiders.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A young girl admires the work of a garden spider living in her backyard and describes its physical and behavioral characteristics. Focusing on the arachnid's use of spider silk, she tells how it constructs a web to catch insects, employs a "dragline" to escape predators, and securely wraps its prey and its eggs in silk. A six-page appendix, in question-and-answer format, offers snippets of miscellaneous information about spider anatomy, habitats, natural enemies, lifespan, and special characteristics of 13 different species. Realistic, colored-pencil drawings in pastel hues appear on every page, and are nicely varied in size and placement. They show the spider in its garden habitat and convey the beauty of nature. The text, in comparison, is merely adequate. While clearly written and logically organized, its style is uneven-bits of rhyme are mixed in with straightforward prose. Faith McNulty's The Lady and the Spider (HarperCollins, 1986) is a smoothly written, realistic story about a crab spider that is accidentally taken indoors on a head of lettuce and is rescued, in the nick of time, by the protagonist. Gail Gibbons's Spiders (Holiday, 1993) is a good nonfiction introduction to a wide variety of species for younger readers. Glaser's Spectacular Spiders is a serviceable additional title.-Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761303862
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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