I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

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What if “trying” not to hate spiders doesn’t quite cut it...Both arachnophobes and arachnophiles will find useful debate fodder squashed within these pages.
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The Official Spider Test.


What do you do when you see a spider?

a. Lay on a BIG spidey smoocheroo.

b. Smile, but back away slowly.

c. Grab the closest object, wind up, and let it fly.

d. Run away screaming.
 

If you chose b, c, or d, then this book is for you! (If you chose a, you might be crazy.)
 

I’m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year! And you’re sure to feel better knowing you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being fatally bit by a spider. Comforting, right? No? Either way, there’s heaps more information in here to help you forget your fears . . . or at least laugh a lot!

 

About Bethany Barton

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Bethany bARTon was drawing monsters for her other picture books (This Monster Needs A Haircut, This Monster Cannot Wait) when a spider crawled across the page and demanded her attention. Since she couldn’t smash Mr. Spider into her artwork, she decided to try and love him. It wasn’t easy (RIP Mr. Spider) but in the process, this book was born. When she isn’t writing or illustrating books about awesome and icky things, Bethany spends her days decorating sets and painting miniatures for film/TV. Bethany lives in Los Angeles with her rad husband, their adorable son, and an outrageous number of garden spiders she won’t let anybody smash. (Well…unless they’re really big.)
 
Published July 7, 2015 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Mar 17 2015

What if “trying” not to hate spiders doesn’t quite cut it...Both arachnophobes and arachnophiles will find useful debate fodder squashed within these pages.

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