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Title:
Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch school
Author:
Kirk, David, 1955-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press/Callaway, 2000.
Physical Description:
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 24 cm
Summary:
On her first day at school, Little Miss Spider worries that she cannot do what the others can, but she learns that she has a special quality all her own.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 44041.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.3 1 Quiz: 22009 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780439087278
Format :
Book

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Summary

Little Miss Spider's very first day at school "brings nothing but frustration as the little arachnid finds she is a failure at leaf chewing, flying, stinging, and other bug activities...[When] she rescues a fellow classmate from a spout...the principal praises her for her kindness, the best gift of all." - School Library Journal


Author Notes

The uncommonly unique imagination of David Kirk has an equally uncommon source. "I found a small copy of The Gnomes' Almanac by a little-known Viennese author Ida Bohtta Morpugo. It was a cutout book simply subtitled: A Book for Children. In it, the pictures and verse about bugs, butterflies, and mice really came to life." That got him drawing and writing. Before that he made children's toys by hand. "I love making stories. The bookmaking process is a liberation for me from the years I toiled to produce handmade items. I think the life of a children's book author is bliss." Kirk lives in upstate New York, with his wife and three daughters.For more information about David Kirk, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Miss Spider also appears in new miniature hardcover editions of Little Miss Spider, in which a baby Miss Spider searches for her mother; and Little Miss Spider: Sunny Patch School, in which the tiny spider goes to class and discovers her true talent: kindness. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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