Sill, Cathryn P.
ABOUT ARACHNIDS : A GUIDE FOR CHILDREN
Atlanta : Peachtree, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 2.7
Ick! Spiders! Do any of you feel that way? But how much do you really know about spiders? Do you know that there are lots of different kinds of spiders? Some of them are quite pretty. Come on along and learn more about the lowly little spider.
Have you ever met a spider
that spins a new web every night, or one that creates a trapdoor to catch
its food? About Arachnids will introduce young readers to these wondrous
but often maligned creatures, including mites, ticks, scorpions and, yes,
spiders. This simple picture book, beautifully illustrated in watercolors,
teaches readers the characteristics of arachnids, discusses their wide
variety of habitats, and presents some of the groupís most interesting
members. A section in the back of the book offers additional information
on each featured arachnid, giving readers more detailed information about
Black Widow Spiders, Crablike Spiny Orb Weavers, Daring Jumping Spiders,
and others. For budding life scientists, this picture book is a must-read.
About Arachnids will send them scurrying to the backyard with magnifying
glass in hand.