Friday, September 16, 2011

Barry B. Wary by Leslie Muir - ADVISABLE

Muir, Leslie. Barry B. Wary. Illustrated by Carrie Gifford. 26 pgs. Disney / Hyperion Books, 2011. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.

This is the delightful tale of a spider who fancies himself in love with a butterfly. He gives up eating insects in order to prove his devotion and lure her to him. The writing is lyrical and fun to read, and several of the lines are laugh-out-loud funny. The whimsical illustrations are the perfect complement to the text. Would make a wonderful read-aloud, though the ending may need a little explaining since it is very subtle.

EL - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn.

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