Spider and the Fly

Spider and the Fly Cover

Spider and the Fly

By Mary Howitt; Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689852893, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002

Description
"'Will you walk into my parlor, '
said the Spider to the Fly..."
is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? Join celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi as he -- drawing inspiration from one of his loves, the classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s -- shines a cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt's warning, written to her own children about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions.


Praise For Spider and the Fly

"The most charming spider you'll ever dine with!"--Henry Selick director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach

"A gleefully sinister fable that spins its tale like a great old silent film. The kind one might only see in a haunted nickelodeon. I love the beautiful, dramatic, black-and-white illustrations."--Lane Smith illustrator of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales