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Scholastic Nonfiction, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Nic Bishop's signature up-close, stop-action photographs show spiders larger than life.

For the first to third grade set, spiders are fascinating and suitably gruesome, especially when looked at in EXTREME close-up. Amazing images show the beauty and otherworldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as well as cool and quirky facts. One stop-action montage shows a spider leaping twenty times its body length!

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User Review  - ecm014 - LibraryThing

I actually used this book for my first book share with my students. They had just read the fable "How Spider Got A Thin Waist", so I thought pairing that fiction with a non fiction would be a really ... Read full review

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User Review  - ecollado - LibraryThing

This book on spiders is filled with colorful close-up portraits of spiders. Each page describes a variety of things about spiders in which there is a matching picture to demonstrate. This book ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including RED-EYED TREE FROG; CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON; NIC BISHOP SPIDERS; and most recently, NIC BISHOP LIZARDS. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Originally from New Zealand, Nic lives in Michigan. Visit him online at www.nicbishop.com.

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