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Miss Spider's Abc Board Book (Miss Spider)

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She gave a tea party. She got married. Then she bought a new car. Now Miss Spider prepares for her birthday party in a story that takes readers through each letter of the alphabet. Featuring his trademark brilliantly colored illustrations, David Kirk takes fans on a new round of Miss Spider magic!
Board Book, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Scholastic Press
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Colleen McCormack
A really colorful and resourceful book! This would be great to use for kids just learning their ABC's. The pictures and the story really capture their attention, while also teaching them something!
Allie Monahan
Title: Miss Spider’s ABC
Author: David Kirk
Illustrator: David Kirk
Genre: ABC book
Theme(s): Alphabet
Opening line/sentence:
A
Ants await
Brief Book Summary:
This book is about Miss Spider’s buggy friends who are planning a surprise party for her. Each page contains a particular bug that corresponds with the particular letter of the alphabet.
Professional Recommendation/ Review #1:
Pat Ferguson (The Lorgnette - Heart of Texas Reviews (Vol. 13, No. 1))
David Kirk uses concise, alliterative text and v
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Chloe Harding
Title: Miss Spider’s ABC
Author: David Kirk
Illustrator: David Kirk
Genre: Alphabet Book
Theme(s): Alphabet, Bugs.
Opening line/sentence: “Ants await”

Brief Book Summary:
As Miss Spider prepares for her birthday party, each letter of the alphabet is presented to the reader. For each letter, there is a different bug doing an action that begins with that corresponding letter of the alphabet.

Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Jan Lieberman (Children's Literature)
Miss Spider's ABC has just been publ
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Molly Maloney
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Miss Spider's ABC
Author: David Kirk
Genre: Children's literachure, ABC
Theme(s): ABC, insects
Opening line/sentence: “A. Ants await.”
Brief Book Summary: The book goes through each letter of the alphabet. Corresponding each letter with a bug or flower, who awaits Miss. Spider’s arrival for a surprise birthday party.Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Cheryl Preston (Children’s Literature)
Miss Spider's "buggy" friends are preparing for her surprise birthday party, and each page features
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Lucy
Title: Miss Spider’s ABC
Author: David Kirk
Illustrator: David Kirk
Genre: Alphabet Book
Theme(s): Alphabet, Insects
Opening line/sentence: Ants await.
Brief Book Summary: The book goes through each letter of the alphabet. For each letter, there is a designated insect doing an action with the start of the corresponding letter of the alphabet.

Professional Recommendation/Review #1:Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 December 1998
Ages 4^-8. That popular, iridescent arachnid, Miss Spider, is back for her f
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Jesse McMorris
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miss spiders ABC is a story written by David Kirk. For each letter of the alphabelt she has a different insect. Which is a lot of insects that I didn’t even know about. This book would be not good but okay for helping children out with the alphabet because, a lot of the insect names are kind of over the top and wouldn’t really work with someone just learning the alphabet, but it also wouldn’t work with someone who only knows the basics of reading. If you want kids to get a better understanding o ...more
Ashley Hilton
This is a beautifully illustrated children's alphabet book. There are many reasons why I think this is a great book for children. First of all the characters in this book are also in a cartoon. When kids see characters from their favorite cartoons they tend to get excited, so this is a wonderful way to get children excited about reading. The bright colors will draw kids to pick this book up. Maybe next time the child gets a chance to watch T.V. they will just stop and think that they might rathe ...more
Monae
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-books
Awards: n/a
Grade: K-1
Summary: David Kirk does it again with another Miss. Spider adventure. This story is about her friend's preparing for a birthday party for Miss. Spider. The author goes reveals each of Miss. Spider's friends through all twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Everyone is excited and waiting for the arrival of Miss. Spider these beautiful illustrations that children would sure love.
Review: I am all about visual aides to help reinforce what you are trying to say and these illustra
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Douglas Jankowski
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very interesting book for children. To start off, the pictures on every page were awesome and vibrantly filled with color. The art work, I think, was the saving grace of this book. Some of the words they used for the insects in the book, were to me, a little advanced for a child's understanding. That would have to be the only criticism that I have for the book. Other than that, this books goes off a very good imagination for a child, and they are able to enjoy everything they see and ...more
Ashley Stone
This book is about insects and flowers anxiously waiting for the arrival of Miss Spider for her surprise birthday party. Every page is filled with colorful pictures that are named with an alphabet letter. I cannot express how amazing the pictures in this book are. They are so vivid and expressive and I have never seen colors as bold as these. I think the illustrator did a great job. This book works out well for preschoolers because they’ll be learning their alphabet in school and this goes along ...more
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David Kirk is the creator of children's books that follow the character Miss Spider. Before writing books, he made colorful toys that were sold in hand-painted boxes. He was urged to write children's books when his toys caught the interest of a book packager. It wasn't difficult to figure out what he would use as characters in his stories: his daughter, Violet, had a liking for bugs.
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