The Spider and the Cucumber is a book about a spider that is enchanted with the color green. He lives in a garden and is excited to see a new, splendid green vegetable growing in his garden. He discovers that it is a cucumber. To his surprise, he cant believe that the cucumber is not the same color green through and through. The spider feels sorry for the cucumber because he knows it must be awful to be completely different on the inside than you are on the outside. The spiders narrow way of thinking is challenged by the cucumber. This simple story reveals that there is always more than what meets the eye, and just because something appears one way on the outside doesnt guarantee its the same way on the inside. It teaches that something different can be a nice addition to life.