Miss Spider Board Books
David Kirk. Scholastic Press, $12.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-439-54317-0
Three Miss Spider stories are collected in the boxed set Miss Spider Board Books by David Kirk with a red plastic handle for easy toting. In Miss Spider's ABC, ""Ants await"" and ""Bumblebees blow balloons"" as the insects prepare a surprise birthday party for the popular arachnid. In Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book, children can count from the titular ""one lonely spider [who] wished to play"" to the two beetles who ""gasped and ran away"" and a host of other bugs too afraid to join her tea party. In Miss Spider's New Car, the heroine tries out several sets of slick wheels until she finds a gentle car that's just right.
Reviewed on: 10/01/2003