Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them. Aaaarrgghh! Spider! spins a lively tale about one creature’s efforts to find her place.
After reading this great story and reviewing how to write a letter, I guided second graders into writing letters from a spider's perspective. The "spiders" wrote reasons why they would make perfect pets for second graders using examples from the book.
Learning about spiders is spectacular!