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The Itsy Bitsy Spider

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,142 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
Board book edition. The spirited and irresistible itsy bitsy spider has captured the hearts of generations of children by climbing up that water spout. Now she's back—on a new magical journey!

This all-new itsy bitsy spider has exciting encounters with a fan, a mouse, a rocking chair, a cat and a big maple tree. Finally, the itsy bitsy spider finds a lovely spot to rest and
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Board Book, 26 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 1993)
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Siobhan
Sep 28, 2015 Siobhan rated it really liked it
A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind.

And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?
Megan Cureton
I was familiar with this nursery rhyme growing up, but not this new one with all the cool new places the spider travels up. I was impressed with the way the story still felt like the same old story, even though so much was added to it, it still rhymed really well and overall was a nice touch to the story. I like that it is longer now, so it doesn't have to end so soon because I really liked this one growing up. Some of the new places the spider travels would be up the kitchen wall, up the yellow ...more
Meg McGregor
Feb 24, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My absolute favorite version of this traditional rhyme!

I love how Ms. Trapani made this completely brand new and relevant for the next generation of eager young readers!

The spider not only climbs up the waterspout, she also....

climbs up the kitchen wall....

is blown down by a fan and then climbs up a yellow pail....

a mouse flicks her with its tail but she climbs up the pail again...

then she climbs up a rocking chair....

a cat knocks her in the air but when the cat is asleep she climbs back up the
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Meg McGregor
Jan 16, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My absolute favorite version of this traditional rhyme!

I love how Ms. Trapani made this completely brand new and relevant for the next generation of eager young readers!

The spider not only climbs up the waterspout, she also....

climbs up the kitchen wall....

is blown down by a fan and then climbs up a yellow pail....

a mouse flicks her with its tail but she climbs up the pail again...

then she climbs up a rocking chair....

a cat knocks her in the air but when the cat is asleep she climbs back up the
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Meg McGregor
Jan 09, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-lexi
My absolute favorite version of this traditional rhyme!

I love how Ms. Trapani made this completely brand new and relevant for the next generation of eager young readers!

The spider not only climbs up the waterspout, she also....

climbs up the kitchen wall....

is blown down by a fan and then climbs up a yellow pail....

a mouse flicks her with its tail but she climbs up the pail again...

then she climbs up a rocking chair....

a cat knocks her in the air but when the cat is asleep she climbs back up the
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Sheila
Jun 23, 2013 Sheila rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
I thought my daughter would enjoy this book more than she did. For some reason, even though this is a classic sing-along, act-along song, this was not one of her favorites. It usually ended up on the bottom of a pile, with some other book selected by her for reading.
Jackie Douthat
For young children I really like using picture books along with nursery rhymes. Sometimes it's because I can't remember all the words to the different songs but it also gives the young students something to look at and touch as I read/sing them out loud.
Alyssa Sherry
Dec 07, 2014 Alyssa Sherry rated it liked it
This book goes right along with the classic nursery rhyme, so there is not much of a surprise there, but the illustrations are bright and beautiful. The big orange cat is an addition to the story line that the song does not include. The words are very limited, but the pictures give the readers a lot of extra information. To top it all off, the little spider is just so darn cute!

I read this book a lot growing up and, since I had the song memorized, I would flip the pages so quickly that I never
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Sarah Davis
Mar 04, 2012 Sarah Davis rated it liked it
Ther book beings just like the song about the spider going up the spout. Once the spider climbs back up the spout we see the spider climb up the kitchen wall and then the spider is blowen off the wall by a fan. After the spider climbs up a wall we see the spider climb up a yellow pail and then a mouse came and knocked the spider off with his tail and he ran out the door. The spider climbs backup the yellow pail. We then see the spider climbing up the rocking chair out on the front pourch. The ca ...more
Anna Bueller
May 04, 2014 Anna Bueller rated it it was amazing
This was a great background about the spider that appeared on page 197 of The Chosen by Chaim Potok. I always wanted to know the back story of that spider that symbolized Danny's fears and dreams colliding into one big monster that could eat him whole. It's amazing how determined that little spider was. Of course this is a spider worthy of being in the company of our precious baseball Jews. It is the chosen arachnid.
Roxanne
Dec 22, 2014 Roxanne rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Nicely illustrated version of the song, with lots of verses, which is nice. However, some of the art gets a two-page spread that doesn't really deserve it and doesn't match with the rhythm of the words, so you're hanging out on a page longer than you ideally would, and when you're reading with a small person whose attention span is similarly small, that's kind of annoying. Still, glad we have this.
Liesl Hawkins
Feb 21, 2014 Liesl Hawkins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: february
I loved that this book had new verses to the song "Itsy Bitsy Spider." It was very creative and the illustrations were beautiful. The book was really fun. Also, I usually don't like hearing about spiders, but the way this book was written was fun and cute so I didn't have a problem with it. I think it would be really fun for children to read and practice singing the new verses to.
Grace
Dec 31, 2014 Grace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
There are more verses to this children's rhyme than you think. Also, I've come to the conclusion that life as a spider is fraught with peril. And, finally, the spider in this is way to chill about almost dying every other second when all it's trying to do is reach a tree.

I guess there's nothing wrong with being eternally optimistic.
Karen
Feb 19, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jacob, ellie, mom
This is a fun book with great illustrations that takes the simple nursery rhyme and adds to it. I don't know if I really loved the book so much as the memories of doing this nursery rhyme over and over with my baby girl who is growing up to love all things bugs!..krb 2/19/16
Cayla
Dec 09, 2015 Cayla rated it really liked it
Read this with my daughter last night for story time! She is five, and she loved it. We had fun trying to sing it all together at the end of the book :) Plus, we have a huge orange cat that looks just like the one in the story so that made it even better.
Cara
Nov 05, 2015 Cara rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
"The Itsy Bitsy Spider" is a poem or a song about a spider trying to climb up the spout. This would be a good book to read when teaching a music or poetry lesson. Students can make their own version of the itsy bitsy spider climbing up something.
Victoria Drob
Deanna, 5yo: I liked how the itsy bitsy spider was happy that he made himself a web and he rested in the sun. I gave it 4 stars because the ending wasn't really clear to me.
Madison
Mar 03, 2014 Madison rated it really liked it
We all know the "itsy bitsy spider" song. This book is full of fun illustrations that bring the song to life. But it doesn't stop there! My favorite part about this book is that it adds on lines and verses to the song that none of us know.
Kimberly
Jul 19, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it
My kids LOVE this book. The illustrations are adorable and the story is great. It is the original nursery rhyme plus more!
Allison Greg
Jan 21, 2016 Allison Greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these little puppet books for babies and small children. This book was very cute and we enjoyed it very much!
Becca
Used in Preschool storytime 3/10/2016 - the group today didn't seem into this, but I may still try it again.
Kristy Breese
What? This book is an extension of the traditional nursery song, "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider". The spider encounters different adventures throughout the book. The spider not only climbs up the waterspout, but also a kitchen wall, a yellow pail, rocking chair, and a maple tree where the spider spun his web to relax in the sun.

So What? Children will love the cute illustrations and another version of the song.

Now What? Students will enjoy creating their own spider spun web. I will supply the students w
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Arsenio Richardson
Just from the title alone I was very curious about this book. The shape and size made me like it even more. The value of the illustration was very good it was never too dark and the sharpness was right on point. The author did an excellent job using great spacing and texture. I thought the colors and pictures were perfect because the colors were so smooth and the pictures very graceful. I received the feeling that the wind was blowing me along on a beautiful summer day. Also, with that the text ...more
Parker Catlett-Miller
This is cute - with lots of new verses to the Itsy Bitsy song.
Devera Chandler
Definitely one of my granddaughter's favorite books so far!
Wendi
May 13, 2015 Wendi rated it it was amazing
my class loves doing the song and hand motions to this..
Taya
Sep 23, 2009 Taya rated it liked it
Shelves: pbgs-1
This book took a wonderful twist on the classic children's song. It added a complete six total verses to the original tune which gave the story a very completed feeling. The font was very formal and bland, which downplayed the sing-songy attitude that took place when the story was read. One of the most educational features about this text was that it included the written music for a piano so that the story could then be sung with the various verses. This is a great way to integrate a song, a sto ...more
Pat Fromm
Dec 05, 2014 Pat Fromm rated it really liked it
This spider is all sorts of determined.
Erin
Feb 25, 2016 Erin rated it really liked it
A nice extension to the classic rhyme.
Paula
Apr 23, 2015 Paula rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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