By Lydia Monks
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618432509, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2004
Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family petand she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them. Aaaarrgghh! Spider! spins a lively tale about one creature’s efforts to find her place.
Monks begins with a visual bang and an unusual premise:a spider wants to be this family's pet!
School Library Journal
Monk's cartoonish illustrations are lively and offer some genuinely funny moments.