Book Description

A bored spider wants to quit spinning webs, but she can’t have new adventures without maintaining the rituals that define her.

Little Spider spins her webs all day, each day, until she grows bored and declares she is done with spinning. But through each season, as she seeks the new adventures she desires, she finds spinning a web is necessary. A tale about self-acceptance and appreciation of one’s own gifts, beautifully illustrated with mixed media, with lyrical language that makes it a delightful read-aloud.

  • Appealing lyrical language and onomatopoeia make it a delightful read-aloud.
  • A story about self-acceptance and appreciation of one’s own qualities.
  • Detailed mixed media illustrations with interesting textures and dynamic design.

The Author

Natalie McKinnon is an early childhood educator with over twenty years’ teaching experience in Australia. Natalie also presents environmental workshops for pre-school and elementary audiences. Her workshops encourage children to understand where real food comes from and to develop an understanding of the relationship between their health and the environment.

The Illustrator

Margaret Tolland is an artist from New Zealand, whose illustrations are packed with detail. Through her work, get closer to the habitats and lifestyles of the many species, both flora and fauna, that she explores with an eye on environmental education. With twenty years’ experience in visual arts education and working in a gallery, Margaret now illustrates full-time.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: K

Grade Level Equivalent: 2

Educational Descriptions

Picture book, The Spider series, Life science context: behaviors and characteristics of spiders, Earth science: seasons, Story elements setting: forest, plot and character development: main character, Little Spider, problem and solution, figurative language: onomatopoeia, repeated words and phrases, illustrations enhance meaning and tone, Comprehension strategies: identify cause and effect relationships, main idea and details and make predictions. Themes: Our natural world, spiders, survival.

Interest Age: 5 to 9 years

Reading Age: 7 to 8 years

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-063-4

Format: Hardback

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Natalie McKinnon
Margaret Tolland
24.0 x 0.8 x 26.0 cm - 36 pages
Release Date:
July 2020
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