Up, Up and Away
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Up, Up and Away

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One spider's search for a home of her own

Each spring hundreds of spiders hatch from their egg sacs and begin their struggle to survive. They must protect themselves not only from predators, but also from their very own siblings!

Ginger Wadsworth and Patricia J. Wynne chronicle the real-life drama of one spider as she eats, grows, spins a dragline of silk, and soars up, up,...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sticking to land and sky, Up, Up and Away chronicles a year in the life of a female garden spider as it searches for food, shelter and a mate. Written with simple rhyme and repetition and illustrated with realistically detailed pictures that are big and crisp, this picture book is tailor-made for reading aloud. While largely subdued in tone as befits a tale about a creature that is fated to die before its offspring are born, the storyline is also doused with drama as the spiderling escapes from...more
I never took interest in spiders, but this book truly fascinated me. The process a spider goes through while laying her eggs, and the struggles of her babies after they are hatched amazed me. It almost takes me back to Charlotte's Web, at the very end when her babies blow away. This book will explain what would happen to them after they blow away and everything they must over come to survive, they even have to watch out for their own siblings! The water color pictures captivated me. Any young re...more
If mere pictures of spiders gross you out or scare you, don't read this book! Pictures of baby and adult spiders on every page. I fought really hard not to squirm while reading this to my 4-year-old. But that's just the (rare) girlie girl in me, I guess. Good story line.
Something else to add to my love of spiders. . .as long as they are outside! Interesting yet so deadly creatures.
Marissa Garcia
Very informative, but way more than I'd ever like to know about those creepy crawlers!
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