Nothing Scares Spider!Featured
Spider is going on an ADVENTURE! There might be Fearsome Fish, Hungry Birds, and Hairy Beasts - but Spider's not scared. Her friends are. They try to call her back from her adventure time and time again, and each time Spider becomes upset when her adventure is interrupted. There's NOTHING to be scared of . . . or is there?
What I loved: There are some silly moments in the book that will make children giggle, such as the pretend emergencies of the other bugs. The animals throughout are cartoonish and fun with lots of bright colors that will also be fun for children to look at. The book shows reckless bravery in Spider, though also the power of teamwork in getting out of danger at the end, which could create some discussion with children.
What left me wanting more: The text is large, but is sometimes printed in black on darker colors, making it difficult to read in low light. The messaging is not totally clear here, except for the value of friendship, and it may be a little scary for sensitive readers who would not appreciate that Spider might get eaten.
Final verdict: NOTHING SCARES SPIDER! is a brightly colored picture book with a story of friendship and working together to overcome obstacles.