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Title:
Spiders
Author:
Jacobs, Liza.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Blackbirch Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
23 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
About spiders -- Web-builders -- Egg laying.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.6 0.5 76553.
ISBN:
9781410300447
Format :
Book

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As kings of the arachnid world, spiders are fascinating predators and amazing architects.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These profusely illustrated introductions are organized in two-page sections, each covering a basic topic in one or more short blocks of bold text. Succinctly described are: major physical characteristics; some distinctive characteristics of particular groups, for example, short-horned grasshoppers; diets; hunting and/or feeding methods; defense mechanisms; some courtship and mating behavior; and life cycles. In most sections, from one to three snapshot-sized, color photos appear above or below the text, while others, of different sizes, are grouped on the page opposite. Some of the photos are arranged in a series depicting a natural process described in the text, such as molting. The books are well organized and clearly written, with scientific terms defined as they appear. However, none of the many species depicted are identified, either in captions or in the text. The quality of the photographs ranges from good to average. Some of the pictures in Turtles seem to have been taken from a distance; in a few, the reptiles are so small that they are hard to distinguish. Ann O. Squire's Crickets and Grasshoppers (Children's, 2003), Seymour Simon's Spiders (HarperCollins, 2003), and Melvin Berger's Look Out for Turtles! (HarperCollins, 1992) offer more detailed introductions. Still, students looking for quick overviews will find Jacobs's compact titles useful.-Karey Wehner, formerly at San Francisco Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.