A Spider? (What's It Like to Be Series)

Overview

A series told in the first person, these books give a friendly, personal account of what it's like to be each of these creepy crawly animals. Detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations work seamlessly together with the text, illustrating what it's really like to make honey or spin a web. Sure to inspire lots of pretending. Reading levels have been determined by the Accelerated Reader methodology. The books in this series are appropriate for Reading Level 1 and up.

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Overview

A series told in the first person, these books give a friendly, personal account of what it's like to be each of these creepy crawly animals. Detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations work seamlessly together with the text, illustrating what it's really like to make honey or spin a web. Sure to inspire lots of pretending. Reading levels have been determined by the Accelerated Reader methodology. The books in this series are appropriate for Reading Level 1 and up.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
When a spider scuttles across the floor some people jump and hop out of the way. However, this book allows for a friendly look at a spider and may help to rid readers of their fear of the crawly creature. Told in first person from a spider's point of view, the story lets readers feel as if they are up close to the tale-teller. Simple, yet informative text helps readers to understand that spiders are clever, can spin a web stronger than steel wire, and that they can use silk to wrap up their eggs before depositing them in a safe place. The complete life-cycle of a spider is told and side bar facts add to the story. A fun page about how the wind moves spider babies to their new homes rounds out the text. Accurate, detailed illustrations closely match the text that is geared to a first grade level and the book has an interest span of pre-K through second grade.. An index, five-word glossary, and extra fact page of questions and answers follow the text. The book from the "What is it like to be..." series makes an excellent addition to science lessons geared to life cycles and insects. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622430444
  • Publisher: RiverStream Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Series: What's It Like to Be Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,426,103
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Garden spider 4

Making a web 6

Finding a mate 12

Laying eggs 14

Spiderlings 16

Up, up and away 20

More about spiders 22

Spider words 23

Index 24

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