Grade 1–3—Everyone knows the old nursery rhyme, but this clever picture book focuses on what happens between the spider's being washed out of the waterspout and finding the courage to climb it again. Eensy, embarrassed by her fall, goes into hiding and vows to keep all eight legs on the ground, until her ladybug friend, Polly, encourages her to start small. Eensy faces her fears and climbs a potted plant, then a fireplug, a dog, and a mailbox. Her confidence growing, she scales higher and higher objects, until finally the rocket she climbs takes her to the Moon. With a clever text full of witty asides (the newspaper Spider Insider: All the News That's Fit to Spin covers the story); comical, cartoon illustrations featuring Eensy in a striped scarf; and energetic pacing, this title offers a contemporary take on an old favorite that remains grounded in the emotional world of a child.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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Troy Cummings has been drawing and writing since he was an eensy weensy kid. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines, on Web sites, on frozen-fish-stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. This is his first book. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana, with his cat and his family. Visit his Web site at www.trox5.com.
My son loves Troy Cummings! He is motivated to read all of his books. That is a great thing for a child who has to be encouraged to read.Published 5 months ago by Samuel L Scheib
It tells you that you can do anything you put your mind to. The spider was scared to climb up the water spout.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Like countless others, you have doubtless wondered why Eensy Weensy Spider keeps climbing that waterspout. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Elsa Marston
Helps children understand helpful and unhelpful ways of thinking, viewing problems and finding ways to resolve them. Very useful way of helping parents. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Emm
This is the type of book you can read again and again. It is currently my son's favorite go to book. I would highly recommend it!Published 21 months ago by Book Fan 12
It was a 4 star book because it was funny when Eensy freaks out big time! And when she was in space, that was funny tooPublished on June 3, 2013 by Mimi
This book is fun and great inspiration for young ones to believe in themselves even when the going gets tough.Published on January 15, 2013 by Amanda Ware
I read a lot of reviews that say things like, "My kid keeps making me read this book, I hate it for this and that reason." The point is my kids like it and yours probably will too. Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by Jerry