written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons

Historical and factual scientific information about spiders. Includes diagrams explaining their differences from insects.

Colorful illustrations and simple, well labeled charts and diagrams present general information about spiders, their appearance, behavior, and life cycle. Also shares the legend of Arachne and discusses ballooning and the construction of different kinds of webs. The last page contains more interesting facts about spiders and how they help us.