Monday, January 7, 2013

Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

Going to add Aaaarrgghh!  Spider!, by Lydia Monks,  to the spider puppets page but am drawing it to your  attention here first.  What a fun story!  A spider wants to become a family pet but despite her best attempts to show them how cool she is, it is soon apparent that no one in the family appreciates her.  So, the spider finally stays outside.  And that's when she captivates them! Her beautiful webs make everyone think twice about her!  You will think twice, two, because the page is sparkly with silver glitter webs... I am a sucker for touchy-feely books!  The display leads the family to decide she'd make a great pet afterall... until one day when she invites in some of her friends.... Aaaarrgghh, Spider!

Just maybe though, this story is especially dear to my heart because it reminds me of something similar!  When we were in the process of moving to Virginia, a certain little boy fell in love with "crack spider"... a little spider that lived in the crack in the carpet by the wall edge.  Dear boy did not want to move because he was afraid for crack spider and what might become of him.  Luckily for me, crack spider disappeared before we had to capture him and take him with us. :)


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