Friday, August 11, 2017

Margo's Musings: I'm Trying to Love Spiders

Ever since we moved into the Begonia House, my little sister, Margo, has become obsessed with spiders. Instead of being afraid, she thinks they're cute. Of course, during our library visit she had to pick out a book about her new favorite creature.  

In I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton, the narrator learns all kinds of interesting facts on their quest to love spiders. Not only will you be entertained, but you will learn cool information about spiders that may help them grow on you, if you’re not already a fan. I was shocked by how many pounds of bugs they eat a year! If you don’t like bugs, then spiders are actually your friend. It’s also important to know that most spiders aren’t poisonous, so many of the ones we see can’t hurt us. The humor had us chucking and hoping for another book by this author! 




I think it's awesome that a picture book taught me so much about these arachnids. I definitely appreciate them more than I did before. The illustrations are fun-filled with details that help reinforce the facts. This book will make you like spiders a little more, if you don’t already.  

Has anyone else read I’m Trying to Love Spiders Or have you read another book by Bethany Barton? Do you like spiders? We'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Happy Reading!
~F

36 comments:

  1. I haven't read it - but have over the years learned to love spiders.
    And this short video shows one of the spiders I love most.

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    1. EC- Spiders are so helpful and do so much good for the world. Glad you have learned to love them. ;) ~F

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  2. Hopefully it teaches kids not to squish them. We are catch and release at our house.

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    1. Alex- It does! The narrator likes to squish them in the beginning, but learns to stop. :) ~F

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  3. I think this is one book I will not read! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- The illustrations are very cute! I bet you'd like it. :) ~F

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  4. Great that all can learn, as spiders aren't as scary as many think.

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  5. Hi - it sounds an essential book... and one we could learn so much from ... spiders and bugs are all here for a reason - possibly a better one than us humans?! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- We can definitely learn a lot from this book. Spiders are amazing! :) ~F

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    1. Catherine- That is how the narrator feels at first. But, then they come to see all the good that spiders do. :) ~F

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  7. Sounds like a delightful book! I'm not afraid of spiders. I have had friends who when visiting and see a spider almost react to how I would react if I saw a mouse, which I'm not fond of :)

    betty

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    1. Betty- Spiders are definitely our friend and do so much good for the earth. I think if most people knew that only a few types can even hurt humans they would be less afraid. :) ~F

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  8. I haven't read the book but I like spiders. In fact, a few days ago a daddy longlegs was in the house. Now I prefer them outside, so I scooped it up in a bowl and took it outside to the patio. Black widows I will squish though, since they're poison. Tarantulas are fascinating, and harmless.

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    1. Beverly- Glad to hear you put spiders outside. Yeah! I have never seen a black widow (except in pictures). :) ~F

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  9. This is a great book for educational purposes and for Halloween. I love spiders since my Mom read me Charlotte's Web as a young girl.

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    1. Heidi- This is a fun read and kids (and adults) will learn a lot. I love Charlotte's Web and think that is so special that you read it with your mom. :) ~F

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  10. Eee! Probably I need one of these seeing as I had a screeching fit in my kitchen and whipped off my top a couple days ago over one landing on my shoulder. lol

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    1. Anna- I think this book would help you. It can be startling when things land on you unexpectedly. :) ~F

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  11. Awesome review :D Yay for enjoying this one a lot. <3 I don't like spiders, but this book do look so so cute :)

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    1. Carina- It is a super cute book. I bet you would enjoy it because it is funny too. :) ~F

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  12. That's a no on spiders, but this makes them look cute. Don't squish that cute face! LOL

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    1. Lampshade Reader- The book does make them look very cute. I bet you would enjoy it. :) ~F

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    1. Blodeuedd- Maybe the book would help. :) ~F

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  14. That book looks awesome!
    I don't mind spiders at all - the kids at school are always freaked out when I rescue them and take them outside :)

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    1. Jemi- How wonderful that you rescue them. You are teaching kids a good lesson. :) ~F

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  15. Spiders are kind of a huge fear of mine, so maybe this is the book I need to help me get over my phobia! If that is possible for me, hehe. It looks wonderful and fun to read though :)

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    1. Olivia- I think it might help you get over your fear of them. It gives lots of important facts about them and the illustrations are adorable. :) ~F

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  16. For some reason I've always called spiders 'Fred'
    I really can't remember how this came about.

    When the children were growing up, they weren't keen on them and would always call ...'Mum Fred's visiting, we always carefully removed Fred to the garden.

    This sounds a very good book.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- I love that you call spiders Fred! Awesome. :) ~F

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  17. I think this is a great book! Teaches us all a lot!!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- For sure! :) ~F

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  18. This picture book looks great. Ideal for a school library and the illustrations are beautiful.

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    1. Sue- It really is perfect for a school library. A very fun read! :) ~F

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