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The itsy bitsy spider
Trapani, Iza.
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[Print-Braille edition].
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : National Braille Press, c[2003]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) of print and braille : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The itsy-bitsy spider encounters a fan, a mouse, a cat, and a rocking chair as she makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.
General Note:
Plastic braille sheets alternate with print pages. Spiral bound.

Originally published: New York : Whispering Coyote Press, c1993.

Available from the Children's Braille Book Club sponsored by National Braille Press, Inc.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 40905.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.6 1 Quiz: 05979 Guided reading level: I.
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The spirited itsy bitsy spider has captured the hearts of generations of children in the much-loved nursery rhyme. Now she's back--on a new magical journey!

This all-new adventure for the itsy bitsy spider has exciting encounters with a fan, a mouse, a rocking chair, a cat, and a big maple tree. Finally, the itsy bitsy spider finds a lovely spot to spin a new silky web. Iza Trapani's vibrant watercolor illustrations paired with a playful rhythm makes this new take on an old favorite feel like an instant classic. A perfect read-aloud; children will enjoy time and again the delightful antics of the energetic itsy bitsy spider.

Author Notes

Iza Trapani is the best-selling author/illustrator of several children's books, including TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR; I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT; THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER; and RUFUS AND FRIENDS: RHYME TIME. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. This new twist on a favorite preschool tale will be a smash hit at story hour. After reciting the usual first verse, Trapani continues the spider's climbing adven~tures: she climbs up a kitchen wall, and is blown off by a fan; up a yellow pail, and is flicked off by a mouse's tail; up a rocking chair, and is sent flying by a pouncing cat; up a maple tree, and slips on dew and lands in a leaf. Finally the spider climbs up a tree, stops, and spins a lovely web. The sing-song cadence of the extend~ed rhyme works perfectly, and the colorful, if unso~phisticat~ed, artwork matches the comfortable text. The gray spider, with two dots for eyes and a line for a mouth, seems right at home with the tale's other plump creatures. A clever person could easily create finger plays for the new verses. Music and lyrics for all six verses are appended. ~--Deborah Abbott