Miss Spider’s Tea Party

Bibliographic Information: Kirk, David. Miss Spider’s Tea Party. New York: Scholastic, 1994

Brief Annotation: All Miss Spider wants is a friend with whom she can drink tea and eat cake, but every time she invites the other insects in, they run away in fear.  Finally Miss Spider is able to convince one little moth of her good intentions.

Genre: Poetry

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy insects, spiders, tea parties, and counting.

Rating/Response: 5 – This book has beautiful illustrations and is written in charming verse.  It can be used as a counting book, and it has a heartwarming story line that children are sure to enjoy.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Why would insects be afraid of a spider?

Reading Strategy: Mathematics

Rationale for Strategy: This book is a wonderful way for students to practice their counting as each page has a new number of insects.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr

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