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Spiders

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Nic Bishop's signature up-close, stop-action photographs show spiders larger than life.

For the first to third grade set, spiders are fascinating and suitably gruesome, especially when looked at in EXTREME close-up. Amazing images show the beauty and otherworldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as well as cool and

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Nic Bishop's signature up-close, stop-action photographs show spiders larger than life.

For the first to third grade set, spiders are fascinating and suitably gruesome, especially when looked at in EXTREME close-up. Amazing images show the beauty and otherworldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as well as cool and quirky facts. One stop-action montage shows a spider leaping twenty times its body length!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5 Dazzling full-color close-ups of over 15 arachnids-including a freeze-frame series of a jumping spider hurtling across the gap between two blades of grass-provide eye-catching visuals from cover to cover. The chatty text accompanying these spiffy shots is generic information printed on colored pages, with dominant factoids set in larger, more colorful type-e.g., "Fishing spiders rest at the water's edge with one foot on the surface." The excellent author's note is a great introduction to the minutiae of a nature cameraman at work, providing a sense of real-time research to the entire book. While more simplistic than Seymour Simon's equally attractive Spiders (HarperCollins 2003), this title is an attention-grabber and, paired with Michael Elsohn Ross's Spiderology (Carolrhoda 2000), it might have kids poking into basements and peering into leaf litter to observe these fascinating arachnids caught in mid-skitter by Bishop's sensitive lens.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

From the Publisher

Praise for NIC BISHOP SPIDERS

A Sibert Honor Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year

“This title is an attention-grabber...[that] might have kids poking into basements and peering into leaf litter to observe these fascinating arachnids caught in mid-skitter by Bishop's sensitive lens.” --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

“Striking close-up and highly magnified photos of a wide variety of spiders are the heart of this fascinating and versatile introduction to the order....This splendid title should leap off the shelves.” --KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439877565
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Scholastic Reader Series: Level 2
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
487,986
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including RED-EYED TREE FROG; CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON; NIC BISHOP SPIDERS; and most recently, NIC BISHOP LIZARDS. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Originally from New Zealand, Nic lives in Michigan. Visit him online at www.nicbishop.com.

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