By Lydia Monks
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618432509, 32pp.)
Publication Date: August 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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.
Lydia Monks has written and illustrated many books for children. She lives in London.
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.