A Spider Named Itsy

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A Spider Named Itsy
Written by Steve Light
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536225297
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A Spider Named Itsy

author/illustrator: Steve Light

Itsy Bitsy sits at home,
drinking tea, all alone . . .

Everyone knows the rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” We know about the climb up the waterspout, the washout, the return of the sun, and the determined climb back up the spout—again. Generations of children have sung this beloved verse and mastered its accompanying twisty finger play. But what sent the tiny spider on his upward trek to begin with? What happened along the way—and where is Itsy now? Steve Light—with his meticulously rendered, highly detailed pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations and an endearing cast of insect characters—riffs on a classic as he offers some surprising answers, ushering us into a charming tale of perseverance, kindness, and community. And it all starts when a branch falls from a tree . . .

Why did Itsy Bitsy make his famous journey? With a dose of warmth and whimsy, Steve Light’s remarkable, intricate artwork spins a backstory of unexpected friendship.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $24.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536225290 /  9781536225297
on sale date:
09/2023
type/format:
Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 1/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
 
subjects:
Animals; Social Themes; Nursery Rhymes;
author’s comments:
Steve Light is the creator of many picture books, including Have You Seen My Dragon?, Have You Seen My Monster?, and Road Trip! A Whiskers Hollow Adventure, which School Library Journal described in a starred review as “a near-perfect story that invites children to look at its pages and make connections.” Among his board books are Black Bird Yellow Sun; Mama Tiger, Tiger Cub; and Up Cat Down Cat. About this book, he says, “As a child singing ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider,’ I always wondered: Why does the spider go up the waterspout, not once—but twice?” He lives in New York City.
 
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