The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder by Claudia RoweIn this title, illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi gives The Spider and the Fly Mary Howitt's popular poem a luminous, s classic Hollywood look, and the result is fabulous. The poem remains the same "Will you walk into my parlor,' said the Spider to the Fly DiTerlizzi's silver and black illustrations raise this classic poem to a whole new level! He created the illustrations with gouache and pencil, then reproduced them in silver and black duotone, giving them an otherworldly feel. The result is very theatrical and luminous. For added meaning, follow your read aloud with a discussion of the underlying message of the poem.
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A special 10th Anniversary Edition of an illustrated classic that won the Caldecott Honor. Includes a collectible poster showcasing original art. This enduring verse from Mary Howitt dates back to the nineteenth century, but its warning—to beware the wiles of flattery—remains as relevant as ever. Celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi, drawing inspiration from his love of classic Hollywood horror movies of the s and s, shines a cinematic spotlight on a quintessential cautionary tale. Mary Howitt was born in Gloucestershire, England, in
The author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi , based this book on a poem by Mary Howitt originally written in The Spider and the Fly became a Caldecott Honor book in The Spider and the Fly presents the poem of the same name , composed by Mary Howitt , as a picture book, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. The book contains 40 pages and is intended for children ages 5 and up. The plot is conveyed by a series of monochrome drawings, which set the events around the eponymous spider's home. The poem describes a spider 's ultimately successful attempts to entice a fly into her home, apparently with iniquitous motive. The Fly, initially hesitant, is eventually won over by flattery; "'Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead!