Saturday, January 17, 2009

Book of the Day


I hate spiders. Andy hates spiders. Fischer is beginning to hate spiders. It is horrible, I know, to transfer such hatred to our children.... oops. ALSO, it is horrible for "gardeners" such as Andy and I to hate one of our best garden allies. It is irrational. With all this hatred swirling around us, why oh why would I get Fischer this book? It was my way of trying to redeem myself and raise a spider lover... or maybe it is just cute and you know how I love books!

Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks is a fun little tale told from the perspective of a lonely spider. The spider wants so desperately to be a family pet. It does all sorts of fancy tricks to try to catch the attention and admiration of one family... but each time the poor spider ends up scaring the family. You'll have to see if the spider's dream ever comes true... let me just warn you, the last page has seriously given me nightmares!

Anyway, Fisch is liking this book and Andy and I are finding it therapeutic! ;)

1 comment:

Brian and Courtni said...

Okay, so I haven't read this book, but I have a story to relate...seriously 30 minutes before I read your blog I was sitting at the computer and a HUGE spider (I mean HUGE) landed on my leg. I FREAKED and screamed so loud and long that Brian about had a heart attack...then when Brian was trying to find it to kill, I saw it again and once again scared him to death as I yelled. I don't know if I will be able to handle reading that book for a while -- I am still feeling all creepy, crawly!