Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 15

I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton. July 2015.

From Amazon: "What do you do when you see a spider? a. Lay on a BIG spidey smoocheroo. b. Smile, but back away slowly. c. Grab the closest object, wind up, and let it fly. d. Run away screaming. If you chose b, c, or d, then this book is for you! (If you chose a, you might be crazy.)

I’m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year! And you’re sure to feel better knowing you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being fatally bit by a spider. Comforting, right? No? Either way, there’s heaps more information in here to help you forget your fears . . . or at least laugh a lot!"

My thoughts: As someone who would answer "c" to the question above (usually I search for the closest shoe), this book is hilarious. My husband actually picked this book off the shelf and handed it to me. :) It has facts about spiders, hoping that the reader will grow to like them, yet pages of things like "OH MY GOSH! THERE'S A SPIDER STUCK ON THERE! SMASH IT! SQUISH IT! GET IT RIGHT NOW!" with an outline of a hand drawn around a spider, saying "smash here". The author does eventually let a spider live, but discovers something else worthy of squishing...

Recommended Age: 4-8 years

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