The Spider

Category: Book
By (author): Gravel, Elise
Series: Disgusting Critters
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Readers / Intermediate
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: February 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.56in x 6.25in x 0.38in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Part of a series of hilarious nonfiction 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 real information that will both amuse and teach.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR The Fly:
"Young readers will ... come away with a thorough understanding of how unsanitary these insects are and also, perhaps, clearer pictures of their physical makeup, life cycle and even some of the differences among fly species. Gross-out potential, for sure--but also likely to give larval entomologists a mild buzz." -- KirkusReviews
Biographical NoteElise Gravel is an award-winning author/illustrator from Quebec. She has won a Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in French, and is well-known for her original, wacky picture books and graphic novels. After completing her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity.