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Entertaining and Educational,
This review is from: Diary Of A Spider (Hardcover)I was always afraid of spiders. However, as I was reading this book for my youngest daughter (4 years old) she became fascinated with them. She wants to have a few spiders at home and treat them like pets!!! That is the surprising effect of authors' "humanizing" the spiders for the readers.
My 7 years old daughter reads the book again and again for her younger sister and following the advice from Diary of a Spider they always check if there is no spider in their shoes before putting them on (they don't want to step on a spider and do any harm)
In general I find the book well written and beautifully illustrated. It is also educational (spiders are not insects - insects have six legs; spiders shed their skins) and teaches children such good values as friendship, compassion, love, etc. One of the most important statements I found by the end of the book: "... if we took the time to get to know each other we would get along just fine". I highly recommend this book to all loving and responsible mothers. I only wish the book to be less expensive. A paperback edition might be a good idea for mothers with tight budget.
My 10-years-old has recently become fascinated with another series diaries. They are diaries of a cat, titled "Why Some Cats are Rascals". There are three books in the series. Each new book devided into two or three parts, each one contating a different story. Also five stars.