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Spiders!: Strange and Wonderful
This latest installment in the popular Strange and Wonderful series introduces readers to spider species from all over the world--from the common garden spider to the elusive black widow. Pringle's comprehensive, lively, and informative text includes an overview of the many thousands of species in the world and describes spiders' habitats, physiology, mating habits, web-ma ...more
Published October 10th 2017 by Boyds Mills Press
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For kids who are fascinated with bugs of all sorts, this is a fact-filled book with plenty of detailed illustrations. There are explanations of what type of creatures are in the arachnid group and the difficulty of finding spider fossils because they don't have skeletons. The book begins with the observation that "As you read these words, there is probably a spider nearby." It is amazing to think that spiders exist on every continent but Antarctica, and the wide variety of sizes, habitats, and a ...more
This non-fiction entry is informative to the max, admirably providing readers insight into spiders’ “quiet, amazing lives”. Starting with features spiders share vs. what differs from their fellows in the arachnid class: scorpions, mites, and ticks, the majority of the book focuses on the “strange and wonderful” features of spiders, providing thoroughly illustrated fascinating facts. For instance, one arresting page displays seven oversized spider heads for comparison purposes! Another section de ...more
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