Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Weaver by Qian Shi - ADVISABLE

Shi, Qian The Weaver PICTURE BOOK Anderson Press (Lerner), 2018. $18. Content: G. 978-1-541-51454-6

Stanley is a spider who has found the perfect spot to call home.  As he goes about making his web, he starts to add leaves, flowers and buttons to his collection on his web.  When a storm comes through and blows Stanley’s collection away, it makes him sad at first, but then he decides to re-do his web and he designs his web with the look of his flowers and treasures.  

The illustrations in this book are adorable.  Cute Stanley and his spidery legs give him a lot of character and the colors used make the pictures appealing.  There is one simple line of text per page spread, making it a fast and easy read.  The message that sometimes we lose the physical things we love, but we can always remember them in our hearts is subtle but well done.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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