Cover image for Spiders
Title:
Spiders
Author:
Simon, Seymour.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y]. : HarperCollins Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Summary:
An introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of different kinds of spiders.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 0.5 74176.
ISBN:
9780060283919

9780060283926
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

How do spiders
make their beautiful webs?
What do spiders eat?
How many eyes do spiders have?
Are all spiders poisonous?

Seymour Simon provides the answers to these questions and more with visually arresting photography and engaging narrative presented in his precise manner. Readers will be fascinated with this up-close view of spiders in their natural habitat.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-5. The stunning cover may repulse squeamish arachnophobes, but fearless types will be fascinated by Simon's foray into the world of spiders. In his now familiar picture-book format that pairs incredible photographs with graceful, clear prose, Simon provides a wealth of information about different types of spiders, their characteristics, habits, and life cycles. The large, full-color, uncaptioned photographs of highly magnified spiders (a tiny note at the end of the book explains that the photos are not actual size) tempt browsers to look at all the pictures first, but browsers will soon be drawn to the text to learn about what they are seeing. What a neat trick! The only thing that's missing is a map showing the distribution of particular spiders; it would have been reassuring to see that fearsome species don't necessarily live next door. --Chris Sherman Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Essentially, this is a reprint of the 2003 HarperCollins edition, under the respected aegis of the Smithsonian, with a new cover photo, a square rather then rectangular configuration, a new title page, and a less elegant but easier-to-read font. The fantastic color photos of the original edition are all here, as is Simon's crisp, informative text. Team this handsome work with Nic Bishop's simpler (but equally eye-catching) Nic Bishop Spiders (Scholastic, 2007), Margery Facklam's attractive species-specific Spiders and Their Web Sites (Little, Brown, 2001), and/or Michael Elsohn Ross's investigatory Spiderology (Carolrhoda, 2000) for a nifty look into the eye-full, leggy world of arachnids. An attention grabber.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.