Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My! by Sherrill S. Cannon [Review & Giveaway]

About the book: Is your child a good listener? 

Rosemary is a little girl who is worried about returning to school after her teacher warns the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders, and webs in the classroom. Could Rosemary have misunderstood something? 

How can mice and spiders and webs belong at school? Full of “Computer Speak,” this story introduces young readers to basic computer terms in a delightful way! See if your child can discover the mystery of the misunderstood words, and learn about the fun of computers with Rosemary. 

My thoughts: It is hard to imagine a child, even a small child, in today's world not recognizing terms such as mice, spiders, and webs without immediately recognizing them as computer connected terms. However, Sherrill Cannon has presented just such a story with a young, school age girl who is now afraid to go to school because the teacher said that "today" there would be "mice, spiders, and webs" at school.

Written in rhyme, this cute book is fun to read and Rosemary is adamant that she will not go to school with mice, spiders, and webs. 

The case in point is that the young girl simply wasn't listening closely and assumed from what she "heard" that real live mice and spiders would be there. And of course, she didn't want to be around these creepy critters.

She does go to school and she is reconciled to learn that her teacher was introducing them to computers. So now she knows that it is important to listen well to what is being said.

The little book is also an introduction to the world-wide "web" and use of mice (computer mouse), and spiders that creep and crawl along the WWW.

Nicely illustrated by Kalpart, children will enjoy this story and learn a bit, too.
Begins December 31
ENDS January 18, 2016 @ 12:00 a.m. ET. 
 Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by the author to facilitate this unbiased review. I was not compensated. Giveaway copy is provided by the author and mailed directly to the winner.


  1. Link for author's website does not work.

    1. Thanks SO MUCH, Sandra Watts. It is fixed now. :-)

  2. The book Santa's Birthday Gift sounds like a beautiful book. I also like the one called Manner-Man. That would fit right in with my unit on manners.

  3. The premise of this book cracks me up! I would love to read it to my squeamish little girls! :) Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!

  4. I like the Fingerpaint Masterpiece book and Manner Man book which I would love to read to my son.

  5. I love Gimme Jimme and Santa's Birthday Gift, they both look like fun reads


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