The Spider and the Fly (10th Anniversary Edition)

The Spider and the Fly (10th Anniversary Edition)

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A special 10th Anniversary Edition of an illustrated classic that won the Caldecott Honor. Includes a collectible poster showcasing original art.

“Will you walk into my parlor,” said the Spider to the Fly....
This enduring verse from Mary Howitt dates back to the nineteenth century, but its warning—to beware the wiles of flattery—remains as relevant as ever. Celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi, drawing inspiration from his love of classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s, shines a cinematic spotlight on a quintessential cautionary tale.
In commemoration of its tenth year, this revitalized edition showcases both the Caldecott sticker and a custom anniversary sticker as well as a brand-new jacket, features an author’s note and new art, and includes a four-color poster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442454545
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Edition description: 10th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 424,813
Product dimensions: 10.06(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Mary Howitt was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1799. With her husband, William Howitt, she wrote more than 180 books, including the poem The Spider and the Fly: An Apologue: A New Version of an Old Story, which first appeared in The New Year’s Gift.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books, such as Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and The Spider and the Fly (a Caldecott Honor Book), to fantastic middle grade novels like Kenny & the Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony imbues each story with his rich imagination. He created The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies around the world. You can learn more about Tony at

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Spider and the Fly 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mystryrdr More than 1 year ago
OMG! Awesome illustrations! Great storyline.
ACRain More than 1 year ago
The Spider in the fly is an old poem brought to new life with the illustrations of Tony DiTerlizzi. His choice of medium gives the picture book and old black and white film quality. The picture books style also adds to the dark fairy tale style of the poem. The story does have a stranger danger moral, and while I enjoyed the not so happy conclusion to the story, it might be a book better left for child whom is a bit older. Over all an enjoying read with fantastic illustrations but might be a bit dark for too young an audience.