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Diary of a Spider

Diary of a Spider

by Doreen Cronin Illustrated by Harry Bliss

This is the diary...of a spider. But don't be worried: He's more scared of you and your gigantic shoe! Actually, he's a lot like you. He goes to gym class and has Grandparents Day at school. But he also spins sticky webs, scales walls, and takes wind-catching lessons. Lucky for him, his best friend is a fly!

Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, the team behind the #1 best-selling Diary Of A Worm, spin a hilarious tale about the upside-down web world of an eight-legged charmer and his unlikely friend, Fly.

6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Joanna Cotler Books
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Diaries and Journals

About the Author and Illustrator

Doreen Cronin Doreen Cronin was a practicing attorney in Manhattan when her first book Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type became a publishing success.
Harry Bliss Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine.

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