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Miss Spider's Tea Party

Written & illustrated by David Kirk
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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF A BELOVED CHILDREN’S CLASSIC: In 1992, master toymaker, storyteller, and painter David Kirk created Miss Spider for his young daughter, Violet. Her fascination with the bug world and nature inspired him to create a story about a lonely spider who triumphs over rejection and fear through her goodness and love. Miss Spider’s Tea Party became an immediate bestseller and launched a book series that sold more than five million copies in twelve languages. “So why do insects run away, As they catch sight of me, When all that I am trying to do, Is ask them in for tea?” So wonders a solitary Miss Spider, unaware that her fellow bugs, terribly afraid of a creature so seemingly different, dare not even consider attending her party. Until, as events unfold, they see how gracious a spider she really is. For this story, his first picture book, David Kirk created 35 arresting paintings and original verse about an enticing arachnid and a host of other many-legged creatures. Readers of all ages can’t help cheering for Miss Spider in this engaging tale that may also be read as a counting book. Honors: Parenting magazine Best Book of the Year; National Parenting Publications Honor Book; Parents’ Choice Award-winner. Miss Spider and her family have won the hearts of children with their life-affirming outlook for a quarter of a century now. This gorgeous new edition of Miss Spider’s Tea Party celebrates Miss Spider’s success and welcomes the next generation of young readers.

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  • “If I had friends like these,” she sighed, “Who’d stay as while with me, I’d sit them down on silken chairs and serve them cakes and tea.”
  • “It was a great relief to see she ate just flowers and drank just tea…Before too long our hostess knew each bug who crawled or hopped or flew and all their lovely children too.”

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.5 / 7.0

Filled with delightful rhymes and Miss Spider’s charming manners, this tale of one misunderstood spider and her troubles finding guests for her tea parties is a great read! It introduces you to a whole host of bugs and just a smidge of tea party lingo, bringing hopes that despite your reputation (deserved or not) by being kind and caring you can create meaningful friendships who people who know you for your true colors.

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Who Wrote Miss Spider's Tea Party

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David Kirk

<b>David Kirk</b> grew up in Ohio, where he learned about insects and painting. He has been making toys and artwork for children for several decades and is the creator of the best-selling children’s classic <i>Miss Spider</i> series. He lives in New York.

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Publication Date:
April 1, 2018
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Oil on paper
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