Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch Hardcover – Oct 1 2003
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Sunny Patch School
Was the best place to go
To study the lessons
All bugs ought to know.
When the first day of school arrives, Little Miss Spider is almost beside herself with excitement. She gobbles her breakfast ("a fresh flower plate") and runs all the way to Sunny Patch School. But poor Miss Spider is in for a day of frustration. She can't seem to master the new lessons: dung digging, leaf drilling, stinging, or flying. As the day draws to a close, Miss Spider bemoans her lack of skills. Isn't there anything she can do well? We are all soon to find out...
David Kirk's bestselling Miss Spider series, including Miss Spider's Tea Party and Miss Spider's New Car, blasts the reader with brilliant splashes of color and quirky, bug-eyed (no, really!) insect characters. In this second adventure of the spinoff Little Miss Spider series, Kirk's droll verses harmonize with the shiny, eye-catching paintings for a heartwarming tale, sure to be a favorite with Miss Spider's ever-increasing entourage of fans--especially those getting ready for their first day of school! (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-Little Miss Spider is ready for school in this second book about her childhood. However, her first day at Sunny Patch School brings nothing but frustration as the little arachnid finds she is a failure at leaf chewing, flying, stinging, and other bug activities. Her climbing and spinning skills aren't tested until she rescues a fellow classmate from a spout, after which the principal praises her for her kindness, the best gift of all. In the attempt to leave readers with some sort of a lesson, the author provides a less-than-satisfying ending. Still, Kirk's rhyming story reads aloud well and is accompanied by his signature eye-catching oil paintings. Libraries with other "Miss Spider" books in their collections may wish to add this one.
Denise Reitsma, Howe Library, Hanover, NH
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
As one of her buddies gets stuck in a water spout, however, Miss Spider jumps right in without thinking and helps free the trapped bug. The school principal congratulates her warmly and reminds her that everyone--EVERYONE--has some sort of talent or skill that can be used to make the world a better place.
Lots of fun for little kids, and blessedly fun for parents as well--if only to marvel at the saturated colors and marvelous detail of Kirk's illustrations.
Most recent customer reviews
I received this book as a gift for my 4 month old daughter-we love it! The simple rhymes are easy to read and the bright, vivid pictures hold even the youngest child's interest. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2001
Most excellent, oil painted illustrations and easygoing rhyme! Nice lesson in helping/kindness. The laminated pages are a real plus for durability. Read morePublished on June 30 2001
Most excellent, oil painted illustrations and easygoing rhyme! Nice lesson in helping/kindness. Just misses the mark due to off-color (though true) reference to bugs in... Read morePublished on June 30 2001