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Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin

Diary of a Spider (2005)

by Doreen Cronin

Other authors: Harry Bliss (Illustrator)

Series: Diary of a... (2)

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Summary; Just like the hit book "Diary of a Worm" it tells the perspective of the spider through journal entries which was also mentioned in diary of a worm. In this book the spider talks about his grandpa and his friend who is a fly and that fly gets his own diary of a fly which is a must see as well. This books twist of humor shows the kids how a spider would fictionally live possibly reducing fears of spiders. I recommend this book if you liked the Doreen Cronin series. Great Book! ( )
  LilOso | Jan 18, 2018 |
Spider is telling all about his life. His grandfather is giving very important information about what a spider is suppose to when facing a situation. Spider is also telling about his life and what he goes through. Spider tells of things that scare him and things that he scares. Spider and fly are friends. Books show that two people can be complete opposite and can still be friends. ( )
  jjuneau | Sep 26, 2017 |
Diary of a Spider is an adorable story about a spider who learns that people should not judge one another before getting to know someone! This book is structured just like a diary, with dates at the top of the page to represent diary entries. Though the character, Spider, does not write "Dear Diary" before each entry, it is obvious that each page is a diary entry. The author's craft in this book is very humorous! Doreen Cronin creates characters who do similar things that human students do in everyday life, like going to gym class, or dealing with a bully. This allows the reader to feel close and connected with Spider, especially when he makes a new friend, Fly, that his family does not like. I love that the story is written as multiple diary entries because it makes the story easy to read for young students. Fortunately, the diary entries are not just a jumble of thoughts, like normal diaries, but rather has a progressive story about Spider and his new friend Fly. ( )
  bbabb | Sep 23, 2017 |
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
This book is about a spider who writes a diary about his days. He tells stories about him, his grandpa and his friend the fly. In this book, he learns the difference between an insect and a spider, how to “catch the wind”, and how to remain safe from a vacuum.
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I personally love this book. I like how it teaches kids that things change and anyone can be friends.
Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Have the students keep a diary for a week where they write down what they learn that week and what they do at home.
2. Have the students build a small tree house for a fly.
3. Have the students create and write a postcard to their parents telling them what they did in school that day.
  BethanyTaylor21 | Sep 17, 2017 |
Good book for kids to look through on their own; take with you to lessons if single kids might have downtime at the end
  FoodCorpsDEPC | Jun 15, 2017 |
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For the girls -- Meghan, Jacqueline, Theresa, Kerry, and Amanda -- D.C.
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Today was Grandparents Day at school, so I brought Grampa with me.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060001534, Hardcover)

This is the diary ... of a spider.

But don't be worried – he's more scared of you and your gigantic shoe! Actually, he's a lot like you. He goes to gym class and has Grandparents' Day at school. But he also spins sticky webs, scales walls, and takes wind–catching lessons. Lucky for him, his best friend is a fly!

Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, the team behind the #1 bestselling Diary Of A Worm, spin a hilarious tale about the upside–down web world of an eight–legged charmer and his unlikely friend, Fly.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:42 -0400)

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A young spider discovers, day by day, that there is a lot to learn about being a spider, including how to spin webs and avoid vacuum cleaners.

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