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    Aaaarrgghh, Spider! (Paperback) By (author) Lydia Monks, Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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    DescriptionCarries EU Toy Safety Directive 'Unsuitable for children ages 0-3' warning logo. A rip-roaring read-aloud (shout-aloud) picture book about a spider who wants to be the family pet from the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Julia Donaldson's What the Ladybird Heard. Spider wants to be a family pet. But the family whose house he lives in are terrified of him. Whenever he tries to show them what a great pet he would make, they simply cry: "AAAARRGGHH, Spider!" The illustrator of Julia Donaldson's famous titles such as The Singing Mermaid and The Rhyming Rabbit proves she is an author in her own right with this best-selling picture book story.


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    Title
    Aaaarrgghh, Spider!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lydia Monks, Illustrated by Lydia Monks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 174 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405210447
    ISBN 10: 1405210443
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3M79
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22100
    Libri: ENGM3100, BILD4700, ENGL1805
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002140
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Egmont UK Ltd
    Imprint name
    Egmont Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lydia Monks Lydia Monks is one of the best-loved illustrators of her generation. She is the illustrator of the phenomenally successful What The Ladybird Heard with Julia Donaldson and has written and illustrated several picture books for Egmont, including Aaaaarrrgghh, Spider! Eek Mouse! No More EEE-Orrgh!, Ooo, Ooo, Ooo Gorilla! and Babbit. Lydia lives in Sheffield with her husband and two daughters. Her favourite subjects at school were Art, English and R.E. before she went on to achieve a First Class degree in Illustration at Kingston University. At the weekend she wins trophies in Irish dancing, goes to aerobics, watches films and visits friends. Her favourite food is ice cream.
    Review quote
    Monk's cartoonish illustrations are lively and offer some genuinely funny moments.
    Review text
    The resident spider in a human family's home would much prefer to be a pet than a silent bystander, but when she tries to dance fetchingly by the couch or show how clean she is (by hanging out in the bathtub), the family screams "Aaaarrgghh! Spider!" In a somewhat baffling development, it's not until the blue-eyed, pink-lipped spider retreats to the backyard and starts to build sparkly webs (printed with actual silvery glitter) that the family decides the spider might make good pet material: "That spider is so clever!" "Maybe she'd make a good pet!" From then on, the spider goes shopping with mom, swings with the kids, and is walked on a leash like the pet of her dreams. When she gets comfortable enough to bring all her friends home, however, the story concludes with the family's scream, "Aaaarrgghh! Spiders!" Monks's cartoonish illustrations are lively and offer some genuinely funny moments, but they don't save what is essentially a very lightweight story about how spiders are people, too. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)
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    Carries EU Toy Safety Directive 'Unsuitable for children ages 0-3' warning logo.