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Children's Nonfiction Insects, Spiders, Etc.

The Spider

The Disgusting Critters Series

by (author) Elise Gravel

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Category
Insects, Spiders, etc., Science & Nature, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781101918548
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770496644
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4

Description

Part of a series of hilarious non-fiction about disgusting creatures, this book looks at the spider. It covers such topics as the spider's habitats (pretty much everywhere but outer space), the silk it spins (it can trap prey and makes a nifty bowtie), and its parenting practice (female spiders carry around their eggs in a silk purse). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Spider contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

About the author

 

ELISE GRAVEL a écrit et illustré une vingtaine d'albums jeunesse. La jeune auteure use d'un humour mordant pour exprimer ses vues et éveiller le sens critique de ses jeunes lecteurs. Elise a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général en 2012 dans la catégorie illustrations pour son livre La clé à molette.

 

 

 

ELISE GRAVEL has won a Governor General's Award for illustration, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika award. She also was short-listed for Mr. Christie's Book Award. She has written and illustrated several books for children in both French and English. Elise lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

 

 

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Science in Society Book Award
  • Nominated, Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Award

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR The Spider:

"...adorable little cartoon characters ... accompanied by factoids to give a new dimension to these creepy crawlies.... Gravel hit the sweet spot between science, grossness and silly humour that appealed to teachers, parents and young children alike ... cute, charming tour guides in these baby biology courses." -- National Post

"This series adds two more to its lineup of silly, whimsical facts. The cartoon illustrations and use of speech bubbles make for a winning mixture of entertainment and information. Bold colors and fonts draw attention to important words, which beginning readers will find useful. Humor abounds in both titles.... Ample spacing throughout makes for an effective layout. The comic charm will appeal to a wide berth of new and reluctant readers." -- School Library Journal

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