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April 16, 2009

Miss “Scary” Spider’s Tea Party

Filed under: Uncategorized — by npappas13 @ 1:30 am

miss-spiders-tea-partyKirk, D. (1994). Miss Spider’s tea party. New York: Scholastic Inc. Callaway Edition.
Genre: Picture Book, Fantasy
Grades: Kindergarten- 1st

Kirk’s picture book, Miss Spider’s Tea Party, is an animated, colorful tale about Miss Spider attempting to have a tea party. When she asks other bugs to join her for tea, they quickly decline in fear they would get eaten because they thought she was a “scary” spider. One bug finds out how truly nice Miss Spider is and spreads the word to the other bugs. In the end, Miss Spider gets the tea party she deserves. A lesson can be learned from the rude behavior from the mean bugs in Miss Spider’s Tea Party. Pick up this book to teach your children to never judge others based on their appearance; they should always get to know them first before making judgments. The illustrator uses so many bright blues, yellows, greens, and reds in the pictures that will directly attract the readers eye. The story is written is poetic form which attracts young readers due to the rhyming words. This is a colorful and creative way to teach an important lesson!

About the Author/Illustrator

david-kirkDavid Kird learned abou bugs and painting while growing up in central Ohio. He now has been making toys and art for children for over ten years. He has made many books including the Biddle Book series and the Nova Robot series. Information about him can be found at




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