Okay along with the scary creature theme I've got going here this week for Halloween is one of the most terrifying creatures around...the spider! Yes, I'm terrified of spiders and training my two to be too. Okay a little fear of spiders or, respect of rather, is healthy but I admittedly go over bored. So in our Halloween fear conquering style we also stock up on books on spiders like Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks. In this funny not so terrifying tale a lonely spider longs to be a family pet. After many attempts at showing a family that he'd make a wonderful pet only to met with screaming, terrified looks and prompt removal he finally wins them over. The cartoon illustrations are quirky, funny and capture that wide eyed terror that some might feel when one encounters a spider.
I thought I'd share one of crafts we often do along with our reads. I think our very own Aaaarrgghh! Spider! glittery webs turned out great! And yes, they are now proudly displayed on the fridge, lol.