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Spinning Spiders (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Spinning Spiders (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Author: Melvin Berger
ISBN 13: 9780064452076
ISBN 10: 64452077
Edition: 1
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2003-05-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
List Price: $5.99

Find out all about the many kinds of webs spiders spin in this level 2 Let′s Read and Find Out.

How do spiders spin such large webs? Spiders produce a unique silk that can stretch from wall to wall, or between the legs of a chair. In this book, featuring remarkably realistic artwork by S.D. Schindler, you will learn about the silk spiders produce, the webs they spin, and the prey they capture. You will even learn how to make a web of your own!

Ages 5-9

Susan Hepler - Children's Literature

A wonderful offering from two old pros in nonfiction, this introduction to the spider world is a fascinating one. Berger covers spider types, behaviors, differing web styles, and how spiders spin (but not how they keep from sticking to their own webs!). In one very clear visual, the confusion over arachnids and insects is sorted out by placing a spider, a scorpion, and some ticks that are all arachnids near a wasp that is an insect. The text lists differing leg numbers, wings, number of body parts, and presence of antennae or feelers as distinguishing features and a young child can see or count. Schindler's precise paintings invite close observation, and each spider is labeled within the text so readers can name and learn about the ogre-faced spider that hangs with its web between its feet or the bolas spider that swings a ball of silk thread at its prey. Just right for encouraging young readers to observe their surroundings, the book also includes a method for capturing a spiderless web to hang on your wall. Says Berger, it's all right to do this spiders sometimes weave a web a day. For more information for older children, see Marjory Facklam's equally wonderful, photo-illustrated Spiders and Their Websites (Little, Brown, 2001). A "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, Level 2" book. 2003, HarperCollins,