A hairy spider, its mouth open wide, feeds on a bug trapped in its web. Another spider, its legs extended, hurtles through the air toward an unsuspecting beetle. Amazingly detailed photos show every eye, every hair, and every fang of these fascinating creatures while the simple, fact-filled text describes how they hunt, what they eat, and how they protect themselves. Basic vocabulary words are italicized and reviewed in a glossary at the end of the book, but it is the astounding photos that will keep kids glued to the page. A photo index identifies each of the spiders, from tarantulas to black widows.