I’m not crazy about spiders. I mean, they’re cool to look at, but I don’t think of them as friends. Anyway, This book didn’t really change the way I viewed spiders, but it did offer some new (to me) facts concerning spiders. For example, did you know…
Page 6 declares that “the first spiders lived about 300 million years ago, even before dinosaurs roamed the earth.” [pg. 6]
Page 7 tells a legend concerning spiders.
“Spiders belong to a group of animals called arachnids. The word arachnid comes from an old Greek legend. Once there was a woman named Arachne who was angry when she lost a weaving contest against the Goddess Athena. When Arachne died, Athena turned Arachne’s body into a spider so she could weave forever.” [pg. 7]
These two pages (6 & 7) face one another and could be glued together.
Conclusion. Not the best book on spiders, but not too bad, either.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret