Itsy Bitsy Spider – go beyond the water-spout with this inspiring story song

9135HIMdpvLThe 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

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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!

thReview:  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: th-2 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.

Read-alikesChicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault, I’m a Little Teapot by Iza Trapani, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Iza Trapani

Links:  author’s website, Amazon, Scholastic

Other Review:  Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I reviewed this book because the visuals will add a cognitive component to the classic sing-along during toddler and preK storytimes.

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