by Gail Gibbons


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Weaving webs, digging burrows, and floating on strands of silk—spiders are fascinating creatures!

From tiny baby spiderlings to large tarantulas, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons' introduction to these intriguing arachnids reminds us that even when they look scary, most spiders are harmless—and even helpful!

There are over thirty thousand kinds of spiders in the world—small and large, colorful or gray—and they live, hunt, and adapt in different ways. A number of different species and spider behaviors are highlighted in this book, accompanied by clear, labeled illustrations and important vocabulary.

Filled with interesting trivia and information on the history of spiders, as well as an explanation of the difference between spiders and insects, this is a great introduction that takes the fear out of our eight-legged, web-spinning friends.

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator."  Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly.  Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823410811
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 77,776
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.

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Spiders 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
aprilcm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Spiders is a non fiction picture book that introduces everything you could ever want to know about spiders. There is vocabulary that is defined and pictures to further explain certain concepts. ALthough this would not be the only source needed to discover spider related information, it is a good place to start. Although informational, I would still recommend this book as a read aloud or shared reading book because the text is short enough that it does not take on the feel of a resource-only book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago