Our November book of the month Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks
This beautiful picture book explores the story of a spider who wants to be a family pet and the family’s less than enthusiastic reaction to this. We see the world from the spider’s point of view; when she is on the ceiling, the family below are upside down! The glittery webs make this book a visual and tactile delight. An appealing and amusing story which may inspire children to find out more about spiders and perhaps conquer any fears they may have as well! See our activity ideas.
'My daughter (age 3) loves Aaaarrgghh Spider. Initially confused by the upside down page, she loves tracing her fingers along "Ahhhh spider, out you go!" and shouting the words while I read the other parts of the book. Since hearing the story for the first time, she has been making up stories that her mummy found an enormous spider in the bath and shouted "Ahhhhh spider!" We have been web hunting in the park and she was excited to find that a "floating leaf" was attached to a piece of web hanging from a tree. She also had lots of fun making a sparkly web and drawing the insects caught in the web.'
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For older readers
Charlotte’s Web by EB White, also about a spider, is a wonderful classic for older readers.
Buy here.and visit our activity page - make a storybox or a spider fact book.