Wild Reads: Spiders by Rose Impey


Wild Reads: Spiders by Rose Impey

Did you know that there are over 30,000 different kinds of spider in the world? From the Mexican red knee tarantula to the common garden spider, find out how they build their homes, how they survive and what they eat. Learn about the spider supermums and the spiders that live in South America and are as big as a dinner plate. For real spider enthusiasts this book also suggests websites and places to visit to find out even more! Other titles in this series: Big Cats, Sharks, Elephants, Bees, Dinosaurs, Wolves, Snakes, Rats, Frogs and Toads, Whales, Crocodiles, Dogs and Horses.


--San Francisco Book Review

About the Author

Rose Impey

Rose Impey lives in a small village in Leicestershire. She is very well known and highly regarded as a writer of books for children of all ages. It was her experience of telling stories in school as a teacher that led to her starting to write them down. She is a popular visitor to schools and libraries where she reads her work aloud to captivated audiences.

Rose has a deep love and extensive knowledge of fairy and folk tales. For the Fairy Tales series (also available in a collection called The Orchard Book of Fairy Tales) and for the Twice Upon a Time series she thoroughly researched the stories of Grimm, Perrault and Joseph Jacobs before retelling them in her own spirited, direct and authoritative way.

Rose received a great deal of praise for her series Colour Crackers, a series of lively, funny stories, which has the widest possible appeal. Rhode Island Roy was read on Jackanory. She has also written stories for picture books. Joe's Cafe won the Sheffield Children's Book Award.

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32 pages


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Publication date

5th February 2009



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