The spider and the fly /

by Howitt, Mary Botham; DiTerlizzi, Tony [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2002Description: [36] p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0689852894 :.Title notes: $16.95 9-2004Subject(s): Spiders -- Juvenile poetry | Flies -- Juvenile poetry | Children's poetry, English | Spiders -- Poetry | Flies -- Poetry | Conduct of life -- Poetry | English poetrySummary: An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.
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"'Will you walk into my parlor,'<br> said the Spider to the Fly..."<br> is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? Join celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi as he -- drawing inspiration from one of his loves, the classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s -- shines a cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt's warning, written to her own children about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions.

An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.

$16.95 9-2004

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Horn Book Review

Inspired by film noir and the illustrations of Edward Gorey and Charles Addams, DiTerlizzi spins his own stylish version of Mary Howitt's cautionary 1829 poem. As a debonair spider (vaguely resembling Clark Gable) lures a doe-eyed fly in a cloche and flapper dress into his lair, ghosts of the spider's past prey flit about. Black-and-white illustrations with a silvery sheen capture the dance with cinematic flair. From HORN BOOK Spring 2003, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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