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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2004
Poor little spider! She just wants to be a family pet but despite showing the family how good she is at dancing, feeding and washing all they do is scream "Aaaarrgghh SPIDER!" and throw her outside.
It's not until she makes beautiful sparkly webs in the garden that the family reconsiders - much to the delight of the spider. However a beautiful twist at the end keeps the fun going until the very end!
This is a fantastic picture book and has been a great hit with my daughter (aged 3 and a bit).
It works on so many levels - it's got: emotive phrases (shouting "Aaaarrgghh SPIDER"), simple repetition for joining in ("out you go!"), simple language for early readers ("Look at me"), large bold simple pictures (with great expressions), a page of touchy-feely sparkly webs and a great sense of humour.
Since this book is just plain fun from cover to cover, it's sure to become a firm favourite with your family too. And since it's so much fun it won't become one of those books you'll get fed up with re-reading (and soi you won't have to hide it behind the sofa).
Suitable for young'uns up to starting readers.
If you like fun books, I also highly recommend:
"Hiccup. The Viking who was Seasick" by Cressida Cowell
"Wolf Academy" by Jonathan Allen
"Eat your peas" by Kes Gray and Nik Sharratt