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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.”
Summary: A "fresh retelling" of the classic rhyme about the spider that climbs the water spout. This book re-spins the old Itsy Bitsy Spider rhyme with fun pictures and new verses describing the spider's day of adventures.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 5
Reading Level: 1.3
Age of Child: Started reading with child 19 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/He enjoyed seeing pictures associated with one of his/her favorite rhymes. S/He came back to this book several times.
Adult Reader Reaction: The illustrations are fun.
Pros: Fun illustrations to help toddler visualize classic rhyme.
Cons: Paper pages not conducive to young toddler hands; board version suggested.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! The added verses and different scenarios add much fun for this familiar rhyme.