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Title:
Miss Spider's sunny patch kids
Author:
Kirk, David, 1955-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Callaway, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm
Summary:
Miss Spider worries that she is not a good mother when one of her recently hatched spiderlings goes off to find where an egg belongs.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 77006.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 38135 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780439408707
Format :
Book

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Summary

Like all new parents-to-be, Miss Spider and Holly worry. But when their little egglings hatch and there are booties knitted just in time for every one, Miss Spider and Holly discover that love at the heart of a family turns worries into bundles of joy. "[A]nother charming story...Kirk's highly stylized digital art, featuring eye-popping colors and 3-D characters, leaps off each page. Suited to reading aloud and sure to please." - 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

David Kirk's famous arachnid and her family expand significantly in the paper-over-board Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids. Opening with the birth of five tykes for Miss Spider and Holley, one of the children, Squirt, finds an abandoned egg. He takes off alone to find its mother and, when Miss Spider comes to her child's rescue, her family grows even larger. An animated series of the same name will premiere in June. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Miss Spider is back in another charming story. Like many expectant mothers, she worries about being a good parent. "`I'm not prepared,' Miss Spider sighed, and tied a silken string./`My babies are about to hatch, but I don't know a thing!'" Her worst fears come to life when her youngest bundle of joy, Squirt, finds a lost, brightly decorated (chicken) egg and sets out to find its mother. Along the way, he encounters many dangers, including an unexpected snowstorm and a hungry snake, but he makes a few friends, too. Miss Spider and her husband Holley catch up with Squirt and his friends just as they are nearing the hen coop and rescue him. About to return home with his mom and dad, Squirt realizes that something is not right, and hurriedly asks his new friends to join his family. The text is written in a light, singsong rhythm. There is plenty of fun wordplay that lightens the mood of Squirt's perilous journey. Kirk's highly stylized digital art, featuring eye-popping colors and 3-D characters, leaps off each page. Suited to reading aloud and sure to please.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.