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Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham

Be Nice to Spiders

by Margaret Bloy Graham

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This book is about a little boy who takes a spider to the zoo and wants the zoo keeper to take care of it. At first, the zoo keeper finds out that the spider can help keep the flies off of the other animals so he keeps him at the zoo.
  kelseyo | Nov 11, 2013 |
Source:Pierce County Library
  MindyEwing | Mar 14, 2013 |
This book is a clever way to teach kids to respect spiders, it teaches them they can be helpful. ( )
  megancoleman | Feb 3, 2012 |
This is a good example of realistic fiction because it is something that could easily happen in real life.
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  booschnoo | Nov 22, 2010 |
A zookeeper finds a spider in a box outside of the gate. She escapes and spins many webs that catch the flies that bother the zoo animals. A nice story about the utilitarian value of spiders and why we should be kind to them.
  mhackman | Jan 30, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060220724, Hardcover)

When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, at the Zoo, the animals suddenly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace -- all because Helen was spinning webs and catching flies.

But one day Helen's webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayor's inspection tour. Soon the flies were back again and the animals were miserable once more. But not for long...

Children will be fascinated and amused by the way Helen solved the problem and won a permanent place of honor for herself in the Zoo.

Margaret Bloy Graham's pictures match the wit and charm of her delightful story.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:57 -0400)

The story of Helen's and Billy's pet spider, who weaves her webs in the local zoo and thus helps to keep the flies off the backs of the animals.

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