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Miss Spider's ABC Book by David Kirk

Miss Spider's ABC Book

by David Kirk

Series: Miss Spider

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I would recommend this book to any child trying to learn his or her alphabet, because the book it very helpful and colorful. It is a great way for children to learn the pictures in the book by putting the letter with it. ( )
  Savannah_Horton | Jan 26, 2013 |
  BRCSBooks | Aug 22, 2012 |
we love this book for the pictures! Beautiful bright, up close bug pictures that take you through the alphabet! ( )
  Marylee1973 | Mar 16, 2012 |
  BRCSBooks | Nov 25, 2011 |
"Miss Spider's Abc Book" is a beautifully illustrated book by David Kirk. In it, Miss Spider's insect friends, including ants, fireflies, moths, and ladybugs wait for her arrival at the surprise birthday party they have planned. As in his previous Miss Spider books, Kirk's vibrant art work steals the show. The luminous colors and entertaining facial expressions make the creatures come alive on the page, resulting in a book that can be appreciated by both children and adults. The alphabet letters have some fancy detailing, but are still clear enough for children to identify.

David Kirk is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and worked as a toy store owner and creator of hand-made toys before embarking on his career as a children's author/illustrator. "Miss Spider's Abc Book" is the fifth title in the series; while this particular book hasn't won any awards, People magazine named "Miss Spider's Wedding" to its list of "Top Ten Children's Books" 1994. ( )
  janetvisser | Oct 31, 2009 |
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David Kirk's in-your-face, electrically charged illustrations will excite any young reader grappling with the challenges of the alphabet. From ants to the zebra butterfly, Miss Spider's friends prepare for her giant surprise birthday party: "Bumblebees blow balloons.... Earthworms entertain.... Fireflies fandango.... Moths mingle.... Owlflies ogle." This visually arresting alphabet throws open the doors of imagination, inviting children to learn their letters, insects, and colors in one fabulous package. It's hard to believe an alphabet book could actually tell a story, but this one succeeds, splendidly. Emotions play on the faces of Miss Spider and her friends, telling of anticipation, excitement, and joy. Fans of Kirk's other bestselling Miss Spider books (Miss Spider's Tea Party, Miss Spider's Wedding, and Miss Spider's New Car) will gleefully welcome Miss Spider's ABC. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright © 1998 by Callaway & Kirk Company LLC. Permission by Scholastic Press.) (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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Jumping junebugs, very vivid violets, entertaining earthworms, and other friends of Miss Spider gather to celebrate her birthday.

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