Spider webs that mimic flowers? A spider that "lassos" its prey? A web large enough to cover a garbage truck? These are just a few of the incredible "did you knows" kids will discover in this irresistible book about the fascinating and diverse ways spiders use their webs to trap prey. The easy-to-read narrative, eye-catching photographs, and clever illustrations provide a close-up look at some familiar species we might find in our own houses as well as more exotic ones that live in tropical rain forests or make their homes underwater. There are many extras here to keep young readers entertained, including fact boxes with scientific names, food, habitat, and body size; fun trivia; a web-dusting activity; a personal note from the author-photographer; Web sites for further reading; and a comprehensive glossary.
Every time my class reads this story they love it. They want to know more and more. The pictures are the most entertaining to them (especially the Happy Face Spider). This book will continue to be a favorite of my classes for years to come.