The Itsy Bitsy Spider ventures beyond the water-spout in this singable picture book available in both print and digital formats.
Bibliographic Info: Trapani, Iza Itsy Bitsy Spider Charlesbridge (1993) 32pp $7.95 Formats: Board Book, Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1879085695, eBook, Audiobook Reading Level: K-2 Interest Level: 2-7 years old Genre: Sing-along/Music, Nursery Rhymes, Movement Themes: Music, Animals, Cleverness, Perseverance
Itsy Bitsy Spider was given the StorytimeWOW Marquee Seal on May 14th, 2015 and has been selected for the PictureBookWOW and Picture eBookWOW collection at storytimeWOW.com.
Summary: The classic Itsy Bitsy Spider is a traditional sing-along, fingerplay and story about a dedicated little spider with a lot of perseverance. Iza Trapani’s picture book, now available in a singable eBook format, adds adventures beyond the water-spout with a cat, mouse, rocking chair and a tree. Its ending is all new too!
Review: Iza Trapani’s Itsy Bitsy Spider musical picture book was released with a corresponding CD in 1993. This follow-along story and song cleverly builds on the traditional fingerplay, taking readers on adventures with fans, mice, and cats. Finally, the little eight-legged heroine climbs a tree, spins her web and takes a well-deserved rest. The joyful music compliments Trapani’s lush illustrations. This inspiring adventure is now available as an eBook for use in digital storytime.
Storytime: The illustrations are lush and the spider is small. In group storytime, use the eBook projected on a big screen to make the illustrations more visible and clear to little kids. Play the song, turn the digital pages and encourage children to sing-along as Trapani spins new musical adventures for the Itsy Bitsy Spider.
I reviewed this book because the visuals will add a cognitive component to the classic sing-along during toddler and preK storytimes.