Miss Spider's New Car by David Kirk

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A wild ride through more than 15 revved-up paintings showing Miss Spider and her new husband, Holly, in the bug buggy marketplace. "Kirk's seemingly boundless imagination zips along at impressive speed." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
 

About David Kirk

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The uncommonly unique imagination of David Kirk has an equally uncommon source. "I found a small copy of The Gnomes' Almanac by a little-known Viennese author Ida Bohtta Morpugo. It was a cutout book simply subtitled: A Book for Children. In it, the pictures and verse about bugs, butterflies, and mice really came to life." That got him drawing and writing. Before that he made children's toys by hand. "I love making stories. The bookmaking process is a liberation for me from the years I toiled to produce handmade items. I think the life of a children's book author is bliss." Kirk lives in upstate New York, with his wife and three daughters. For more information about David Kirk, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks
 
Published October 1, 1997 by Scholastic Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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For Miss Spider's fans (Miss Spider's Wedding, 1995, etc.), another visit to the long-lashed, pointy-nosed arachnid and her garish, high-gloss world.

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Kirk's seemingly boundless imagination zips along at impressive speed in this follow-up to Miss Spider's Tea Party and Miss Spider's Wedding. Though some youngsters may not be as familiar with or inte

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In a smaller, simpler format, the latest book about Miss Spider takes readers back to her birth and subsequent search for her mother.

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/ It was a great relief to see / She ate just flowers and drank just tea.'' First-time author Kirk's rhyming text, with its singsong rhythm and counting motif (two beetles are followed by three fireflies, then four bumblebees, etc.), is slack and predictable, but his illustrations are thoroughly ...

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David Kirk's famous arachnid and her family expand significantly in the paper-over-board Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids.

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Three Miss Spider stories are collected in the boxed set Miss Spider Board Books by David Kirk with a red plastic handle for easy toting.

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Fresh from entertaining her insect neighbors in the bestselling Miss Spider's Tea Party, Miss Spider the arachnid ingenue prepares to scuttle down the aisle in this sequel.

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Devotees will detect their returning favorites: Holley hides among the ""smiling spiders"" taking shelter beneath the red roses, and May and Ike greet the termites beside the ""very vivid violets."" Kirk's witty rhymes and the ever polite Miss Spider's hostessing talents are absent this time arou...

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Kirk's seemingly boundless imagination zips along at impressive speed in this follow-up to Miss Spider's Tea Party and Miss Spider's Wedding.

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