Miss Spider's Tea Party

Miss Spider's Tea Party

by David Kirk

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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

About the Author

David Kirk grew up in Ohio, USA, where he learned about insects and painting. He has been making toys and artwork for children for several decades and is the creator of the best-selling children's classic Miss Spider series. He lives in New York.

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Miss Spider's Tea Party 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
bplma on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Miss Spider has a difficult time convincing the other insects that she only wants to make friends-- not eat them. Finally, her kindness-- along with great hostess skills-- to a stranded moth pays off and every bug come to tea. A charming counting story told in verse with beautiful artwork -- Miss Spider is especially well written and fun to read. My own kids loved it and i still love to read it aloud. Not for the youngest at storytime but great for kinder and above--
mj113469 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Miss Spider¿s tea party was quite lonely with just her there. She was not aware of her voracious reputation, she was saddened when she continued to ask different guest to her party and continued to be turned down. When a rainstorm came it provided Miss Spider with the perfect chance to prove she was of no harm. Many of the companions that turned her shunned upon the first invitation now were glad to be at her party. . "Her friends were glad to watch her feast / Upon the floral centerpiece. / It was a great relief to see / She ate just flowers and drank just tea."I enjoyed this book and the way it used lyric poetry. This book used rhyming words to get its point across. This was my first time reading this book and it was a very vibrant and colorful book with great vocabulary. This book used numbers to help portray the amount of different insects. I would use this book if I was going to teach about rhyming. I would have the students take their own words and put them into simple rhymes. Then use numbers such as the book and see if they can make a rhyme like the book does.
AnnaLovesBooks on LibraryThing 8 months 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
ashleywoody on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary:Miss Spider is a lonely spider who invites the bugs that gets caught in her web to drink some tea with her. Unfortunately, because the bugs are afraid of Miss Spider, they decline her offer. One day Miss Spider got to help out a moth that was cold and hungry. She took care of him until he was better. Once he left Miss Spider, he told all the other bugs about how kind she was to him. Then all the bugs couldn¿t wait to have tea with Miss Spider.Personal Reaction:I love this book! I remember having it read to me as a child, and I loved it then, so I also really love it now! I think it¿s a cute story that shows kids not to judge a person based on looks. Extension Ideas:1) Have a class discussion on why we shouldn¿t judge people based on looks. Have them discuss about how it¿s the person who is inside that matters because you never know about someone until you get to know them for who they are.2) Have the students draw or color an animal that they are afraid of, then have them write a sentence of something fun they could do with that animal once they got to know it.
brikayama on LibraryThing 8 months ago
What a cute story about friendship. Poor Miss Spider didn't have any friends for tea because they were afraid she would eat them. A nice lesson in not judging a book by its cover and getting to know people before you reject them. I loved the bright and beautiful illustrations.
Trina08 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is amazing! It is so colorful, bright and educational. I believe this a great read a loud story. If you want to read this to a group of students I would focus on the friendship problems and the fear of being alone.
MeghanOsborne on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary:Miss Spider is a very lonely spider. She prepares food and tea and invites many different bugs that have been caught in her web to eat and drink with her, but everyone is too afraid of her. Finally, a moth was cold and hungry, so Miss Spider took care of him. The moth spread the word to his friends, and soon, all the other bugs could not wait to have tea and snacks with Miss Spider.My Personal Reaction:The illustrations were very colorful and enjoyable. I also liked the moral behind the story, that you have to be a friend to make a friend. This would be a wonderful book for primary students when talking about friendship and good character.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Have students about a time when they made a new friend and how they made this new friend. Then have the students draw a picture of the friend that they made.2. Have students write ten descriptive words of how they think Miss Spider would have felt if she had never met the kind moth.
Jparker03 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Miss Spider¿s Tea Party is a story about a spider who wants to have a tea party but she can¿t get any of the other bugs too attend because she is a spider. She tries and tries but no luck until one day she helps a moth that¿s wings are wet. The moth tells everyone how nice she is. Finally all the bugs come to Miss Spider¿s tea partyI think this book shows that you can¿t judge a book by its cover. Just because some spiders aren¿t very nice nobody would give Miss Spider a chance. I believe this happens in every day life. A good activity to do with this book would be to have a tea party with your students or children while you are reading the story. Of course you would use decaffeinated tea. You could also use yarn to make spider webs.
teacherlovesbeach1 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This vibrantly illustrated book is eye-catching for students. Miss Spider is looking for friends and meets differenct insects along the way.
AngMarWilson on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is about a lonely spider who just wanted company over for a cup of tea. Every insect she approached to invite to a tea party would get dreadfully scared and run away. A thankful moth told every insect about Miss Spider's good deed and suddenly she had many friends over for tea.I thought this was a very cute book and it had great illustrations. It was very bright and that alone would capture children's attention. It had a great underlying meaning that would be beneficial for any teacher to point out.I would use this book to start a discussion. This discussion would include how it is not right to judge someone before you get to know them. I love art so I would incorporate some kind of art project into this lesson.
kdhayes06 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary:Miss Spider wants to have a tea party but everyone is afraid. Then a lone moth with wet wings becomes her friend and word spreads. Soon she has everyone over for her tea party!Personal Reaction:This is a story that almost makes you cry then it fills your heart. It reminds me not to judge people before you know them.Classroom Extension: 1. Math ¿read before a counting exercise taking time to count the insects in the pictures.2. Science- this book could be used to start the study of spiders.3. Socialization- at the beginning of the school year or when a new student comes into the classroom it would be fun to have a tea party.
loniee01 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I rated this book a five out of five because the story line is well done and the illustrations are great. This book talks about insects without directly coming out and talking specifically about them. It also rhymes which I think would keep the children interested in the story. The story is about a spider that is not given a chance because she is a spider and everyone is scared of her. Everyone comes to find out though that Miss spider is a very nice spider.
sarahjohouck on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary: Miss Spider wants to have a tea party, but everyone that passes by is afraid of her. Then a lone moth with wet wings becomes her friend. Then he spreads the word that she's friendly, and everyone comes back to have tea with Miss Spider. Personal Review:I really liked this book because the story could apply to all children. It has a very bright pictures and overall has a really good moral. Classroom Extension Ideas: 1). With this book I would use it with children who are counting. You could ask each child what number might come next. 2). I would also use this book when learning about different insects, because they have many different insects listed. 3). With younger children I would have a tea party to show socialization.
mjm232 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is fantastic! It's about a spider who desperately wants to be friends and have a tea party with other bugs, but no one will spend time with her. All of the other bugs are afraid. At the end, all of the insects learn they were all wrong about Miss Spider and realize she is a wonderful friend. This is great to use in the classroom setting to teach students about being kind to each other and not judging one another. Also, it can be helpful to use in teaching kids about insects (and not to be afraid of them).
Alexandra1600 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Young kids love this buggy counting book about a spider that makes new friends once a simple act of kindness is shown and recognized.
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!!!