Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham
Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham
Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham

Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham

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New York : Harper & Row, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Unpaginated ; illustrated ; 24 cm. $2.95 dust jacket. Pages are unmarked and binding is firm.


Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham

When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, at the Zoo, the animals suddenly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace—all because Helen was spinning webs and catching flies.

But one day Helen's webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayor's inspection tour. Soon the flies were back again and the animals were miserable once more. But not for long...

Children will be fascinated and amused by the way Helen solved the problem and won a permanent place of honor for herself in the zoo.
Margaret Bloy Graham's pictures match the wit and charm of her delightful story.


Born in Canada, Margaret Bloy Graham received her B.A. degree in Art History from the University of Toronto. She has illustrated many picture books, including those about that popular and endearing dog hero, Harry: HARRY BY THE SEA, HARRY AND THE LADY NEXT DOOR, NO ROSES FOR HARRY!, and HARRY THE DIRTY DOG. Books she has illustrated have been runners-up for the Caldecott Award and they have been chosen by The New York Times as among the ten best-illustrated books of the year. They have also appeared in several Children's Book Shows of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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