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You are cordially invited to the most charming tea party ever tossed by a lonely, lovable, ladylike spider. With vibrant oil paintings and elegant rhyming verses, renowned toy designer David Kirk serves up an irresistible story about the rewards of kindness and the importance of friendship. Full color....

Title : Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book
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ISBN : 9780590065191
Format Type : Board Book
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book Reviews

  • Maki
    2019-03-11 04:29

    Love these beautifully illustrated books.

  • Tressa
    2019-03-18 04:38

    David Kirk’s Miss Spider has made the big time since she first hit the bookshelves in 1994, with a slew of books, an animated series starring Kristin Davis as the voice of Miss Spider (Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends), and a video game. Kirk was a toymaker before becoming a children’s author, and was inspired by his bug-loving daughter Violet to write about bugs.Kirk’s illustrations are crystal clear and full of bright colors and lively characters. Miss Spider’s Tea Party is the perfect picture book because it’s light on text and heavy on pictures. I love reading this book out loud to my 4-year-old son, Lucas, because it brings out the inner ham in me. I get to gasp like the beetles that run away and sob like Miss Spider into her tea towel when she realizes her potential friends have “all dashed off!”Miss Spider is lonely and wishes for nothing more than for her table to be filled with hot tea, plenty of tea cakes, and good friends. Only problem is, the other bugs fear they might be the main course.The story begins with “One lonely spider wished to play,” and progresses from there as a number of fellow insects are suspicious of the spider’s intentions and flee for their lives. One day she spies a wet, frightened moth and is able to demonstrate her kindness when she dries him off and sends him on his way. The moth spreads the word, and pretty soon Miss Spider has all the friends she needs. The message of Miss Spider’s Tea Party is this: Everyone deserves a chance to show his or her true colors.Miss Spider's ABC is a companion book. If you have children ready to learn their numbers and letters and who also love bugs, these books will serve as fun learning tools.Kirk isn’t just into bugs—he has written books outside the Miss Spider series. He is also the author of the adorable Biddle books, which include Little Mouse, Biddle Mouse; Little Pig, Biddle Pig; Little Bunny, Biddle Bunny; and Little Bird, Biddle Bird. My favorite of the series is Little Mouse, Biddle Mouse. It’s the story of a greedy little mouse who is sent on a mission to find food for his family, but ends up scarfing it all down until his belly pops out.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-20 07:13

    Miss Spiders Tea Party The Counting Book is about a friendly spider that is trying to have a tea party for all of the other bugs. Although she finds throughout the book that many of the bugs are afraid of her. We find new things Miss Spider has done to set up e tea party and which bugs are rejecting her through numbers. For example "Eight tea cakes sat without one bite." The number eight is displayed and the sentence has it spelled out. The Pictures on each page show the number of things being counted very clearly and colorfully. I think this book does a great job as an early reader, by giving a message about not to judge people based on what you have heard about them and actually getting to know them. This book also does a great job as a counting book, teaching kinds how to count from 1-12 through a story and detailed interesting pictures. I would recommend this book to parents and children because there is a lot that can be learned. You can talk about bugs, counting, and also the message about how to give everyone a chance (even scary spiders.)

  • Byron Byrd
    2019-03-12 12:39

    I read this book for the first time as a child. This is the first title that came to memory when we were asked to bring children’s books into my English class, I remember this book because although it had a very difficult plot to understand, if a plot at all, it taught me to count.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Spoiler’s Ahead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Spoiler AlertThe book starts off stating one insect and it’s current activity, then two insects names and their occupation and so on progressively through a few illustration filled pages. Children’s books have a way of teaching us very important lessons of life through odd childish ways. I would strongly recommend this book for a child who is learning to read and wanting to learn to count. This book focuses on teaching counting rather than putting the reader’s focus on a twisting, or complex plot.

  • Margaret Chind
    2019-03-11 06:13

    I actually got this one on accident as our library just listed it asMiss Spider's Tea Party and not "The Counting Book" which is an abridged version of the story. Recommended for Memoria Press First Grade, but after reading through the board book I think I might have to buy both the real book and the board book. The illustrations are very bright and there seems to be a good underlying message about being nice...

  • Erin Reilly-Sanders
    2019-02-18 08:23

    The pictures seem a bit lush so that I think it may work well for older kids interested in identifying and counting the bugs in the various pictures. The text is brief with a bit of fun and irregular rhyme which is nicely age-appropriate although the lesson of being nice and making friends may be a bit overbearing. Digital illustration usually annoys me but this one isn't so bad despite the rounded, plasticy shapes.

  • Fostergrants
    2019-03-20 06:20

    i love this book so much, i look forward to little kids coming over so i have an excuse to read it out loud. the images are bright and colorful and the story has a nice rhythm to it. besides counting, the story teaches about judging people based on appearances. i have never had a child not want to read it twice during one sitting.

  • Meg McGregor
    2019-02-19 08:31

    Miss Spider has set a lovely table and is waiting for 10 friends to come join her; but no one comes because they are frightened by her. When she saves a moth the insects discover she is very kind and come to her tea party.I am sure little ones, like me, would want to go to her tea party every time she had one.

  • Meg McGregor
    2019-02-20 08:29

    Miss Spider has set a lovely table and is waiting for 10 friends to come join her; but no one comes because they are frightened by her. When she saves a moth the insects discover she is very kind and come to her tea party.I am sure little ones, like me, would want to go to her tea party every time she had one.

  • Madeline
    2019-03-07 10:36

    This was a perfect book to work with my neice and nephew on their counting. They loved the animals, and all the beautifully silly artwork. It was a counting book based off of Miss Spider, as she goes through a Tea Party.

  • Emily
    2019-03-04 06:22

    A nice board book but not a necessity in a school library.

  • Amelia
    2019-02-22 04:28

    This is our kids' favorite counting book. Charming rhymes and story. Contains the theme of wanting to be accepted for actions rather than appearance.

  • Ashley Allen
    2019-03-13 09:33

    I read this book as a part of my Kindergarden lesson. The students loved this book. I asked them what number came next and I also asked about emotions.

  • Jill
    2019-02-28 12:33

    Cute and vibrant counting book.

  • ABC
    2019-03-15 11:41

    Really cute book with a nice rhyme. Miss Spider has a tea party, but no bugs want to attend until the end. Try to find the butterflies in the flowers!

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-04 05:32

    Such a sweet way to teach a lesson.

  • Rhonda
    2019-02-27 07:23

    This was my daughter's favorite book when she was a baby. It is a delightful book.

  • Eastofoz
    2019-03-04 04:15

    A really cute and colourful counting book for the preschool crowd that also teaches that you shouldn't be afraid of what you don't know.