Children's Poet Laureate

The Eensy-Weensy SpiderThe Eensy-Weensy Spider

Little, Brown & Co., 2000.

Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.

The beloved childhood song is extended here into a complete story that takes the determined little spider on a series of adventures throughout the countryside. After a busy day she is tucked into bed, only to wake to another turn at the waterspout. As conceived by Westcott in her bright, double-spread illustrations, no spider has ever been so endearing.

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Hoberman's jaunty rhymes perfectly match the meter of the original song, and virtually compel the reader to break out in song. It's wonderful to see how Hoberman can stretch a well-known song into a new shape."

Scripps Howard News Service

The author-illustrator team behind Miss Mary Mack scores again with this rollicking, sing-song poem that extends Eensy-Weensy's story beyond the drain pipe and through a spring day of adventures."


"This sprightly adaptation lends itself to singing aloud and is sure to be a hit."

School Library Journal



Available as board book or as part of three-book package with tape.