The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!) (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375865824, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
Artist Troy Cummings has created a clever spin-off of the "Eensy Weensy Spider" nursery rhyme in this humorous picture book, sure to appeal to kids and adults who also love fractured fairy tales.
The Eensy Weensy Spider climbed up the waterspout . . . and everyone knows what happens next By the time the sun comes out to dry up all the rain, the Eensy Weensy Spider has freaked out over her washout, big-time "There's no way I'm climbing back up that gutter " she says. Eensy has lost her climbing courage, but with the help of her best ladybug friend, Polly, she begins to take on bigger and bigger climbing challenges until she's rewarded with the most spectacular view of outer space that any bug has ever seen Hilarious text and a retro, graphic art style take this popular nursery rhyme to new heights. There's also a fun size chart on the end pages for kids to track Eensy's progress as she tackles taller and taller objects. Spin-offs of children's songs and nursery rhymes are very popular with kids, parents, and teachers