Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My!

Children - Grade K-3rd
30 Pages
Reviewed on 03/21/2015
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Author Biography

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten who is also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! Her books Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift have received 33 2011-15 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. All of her books are also part of a fundraiser for both imbullyfree.org and CureJM Foundation. Sherrill is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, which have been produced internationally. She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 55 years from coast to coast in their RV, sharing her books along the way!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My! is a children's book for kids from kindergarten to third grade written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. Rosemary has always loved going to school, so her mother is somewhat confused why she's determined not to go anymore. Rosemary explains that her teacher said that there will be mice and spiders with webs. Even though Rosemary has always wanted a pet, mice and spiders are not really the kinds of pets she wants to have around her. She also thinks it's really unfair that only the girls in class will have to deal with the new pets. Rosemary's mom offers to go to class with her and have a talk with her teacher, Ms. Eddy.

Sherrill S. Cannon's children's educational book, Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!, is a fun and easy to understand introduction to computers, and it works marvelously. When Rosemary and her mom get to school, they learn that the mouse Rosemary is worried about will help her with the class's new computer, and that the web is a whole new way for her to communicate with kids in other schools. Cannon's verse is breezy and smooth, with rhymes that are clever and witty, and Kalpart's illustrations are bright and cheerful, especially those featuring the mice scampering on the classroom desk and the spider that Rosemary dreads. While the nature and animal geek in me was somewhat disappointed that Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My! didn't feature a tarantula and mice for classroom pets, the techie in me was thrilled with this literate and rhymed primer to computing. Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My! is highly recommended.