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Sill, Cathryn P.
ABOUT ARACHNIDS : A GUIDE FOR CHILDREN
Atlanta : Peachtree, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 2.7
ISBN 1561450383

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

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.

Booktalk #2

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. 
(Prepared by: Michelle H. Martin for SCASL Picture Book Awards, 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Arachnids.
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