Aaaarrgghh! Spider! (Hardcover)

By Lydia Monks

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618432509, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2004



Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and 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.

Praise For Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

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.
Kirkus Reviews