Tarantula Power!

By Ann Whitehead Nagda; Stephanie Roth (Illustrator)
(Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823419913, 93pp.)

Publication Date: May 2007

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Richard is forced to work with the class bully on an "Invent a Cereal" project. Inspired by the class pet, a tarantula, Richard tries to keep the bully from picking on a younger student. Illustrations.

About the Author
Ann Whitehead Nagda is the author of "Tiger Math, Chimp Math, Polar Bear Math," and "Panda Math," as well as several other books about wildlife. Her love of wild animals grew during her visits to national parks and wildlife reserves in Asia and Africa, and today she is a docent at the Denver Zoo. Her newest book, "Cheetah Math: Learning About Division from Baby Cheetahs," was released in Fall 2007 by Henry Holt. Ms. Nagda lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband.
Cindy Bickel has worked at the Denver Zoo for more than thirty years. During her career, she has hand-raised hundreds of babies for the zoo, using math every day in her job as a veterinary assistant. Ms. Bickel helped write "Chimp Math, Tiger Math," and "Klondike and Snow: The Denver Zoo's Remarkable Story of Raising Two Polar Bear Cubs,"

Colm Toibin is the author of seven novels, including "The Blackwater Lightship;" "The Master", winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; "Brooklyn", winner of the Costa Book Award; and "The Testament of Mary", as well as two story collections. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Toibin lives in Dublin and New York.
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