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Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt
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Oct 24, 10

Read in September, 2002

I remember my mom reading this book to me when I was in about first or second grade and thinking to myself.. "Why does the spider want the fly to come in? Nobody even likes flies! And why did the fly want to go into a spider's house anyway?" I didn't understand the actual metaphor Mary Howitt was trying to portray when she used a spider and a fly until much later (maybe about 3rd grade). When I fully got the concept of predator and prey I understood how there are some people in the world who are spiders, deceitful people who will trick you by telling you how beautiful you are... and then eat you for supper.

This book definitely puts the issue of trusting someone and being decieved then taken advantage of, in terms of what a child can understand.. even if it did take me a year, i was a special child. =) Lol
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