Spider and the Fly
"'Will you walk into my parlor,' said the Spider to the Fly..." is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? Join celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi as he -- drawing inspiration... show more
"'Will you walk into my parlor,' said the Spider to the Fly..." is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? Join celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi as he -- drawing inspiration from one of his loves, the classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s -- shines a cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt's warning, written to her own children about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions.
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, Picture Books
The Spider and the Fly is a book about a spider who tricks a fly into his lair so he can devour her. Students love to hear this story and it's appropriate for grades 1-5, depending on how the text is used. I used this story to discuss peer pressure during red ribbon week while I was a counselor.
This book not only explains the relationship between a spider and fly, but also has a deeper meaning as to how people can be in our world. I would read this book during the month off October when learning about spiders. This book is a level 4.7 and could be read aloud to 2nd grade and up.
Genre: Horror / Animal Year Published: 2002 Year Read: 2004 “The Spider and the Fly” is a beatifully haunting tale based on a poem by Mary Howitt and with gloomy illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi. The story won a Caldecott Honor Award and is about how a creepy Vincent Price look-alike spid...
*5 Stars*Scorecard: (Out of 10)* Quality of Writing - 10* Pace - 9* Plot development - 10* Characters - 10* Enjoyability - 9* Insightfulness - 9* Ease of Reading - 9 (text is a tad old fashioned for most readers)* Photos/Illustrations - 10 (I'd give it higher then that if I could)Final Score: 76/80 ...
Beautifully illustrated and acts as strong warning to young children about the dangers of talking to strangers. Nice twist on an old poem and very relevant.