How do spiders
make their beautiful webs?
What do spiders eat?
How many eyes do spiders have?
Are all spiders poisonous?
Seymour Simon provides the answers to these questions and more with visually arresting photography and engaging narrative presented in his precise manner. Readers will be fascinated with this up-close view of spiders in their natural habitat.
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Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.From Booklist:
Gr. 2-5. The stunning cover may repulse squeamish arachnophobes, but fearless types will be fascinated by Simon's foray into the world of spiders. In his now familiar picture-book format that pairs incredible photographs with graceful, clear prose, Simon provides a wealth of information about different types of spiders, their characteristics, habits, and life cycles. The large, full-color, uncaptioned photographs of highly magnified spiders (a tiny note at the end of the book explains that the photos are not actual size) tempt browsers to look at all the pictures first, but browsers will soon be drawn to the text to learn about what they are seeing. What a neat trick! The only thing that's missing is a map showing the distribution of particular spiders; it would have been reassuring to see that fearsome species don't necessarily live next door. Chris Sherman
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