Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider: Stink #12
Megan McDonald & Peter H. Reynolds
Candlewick, 2020 (2020)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
tink and the Hairy, Scary Spider
is the twelfth (following
Hamlet and Cheese
) in the popular
chapter book series aimed at young readers aged six to nine.
tink has gone '
cuckoo-crazy for origami
' as this episode opens. He makes a dollar bill jumping frog and plays with it outside, where he encounters a '
mutant spider that had escaped from a top-secret super-scientific radioactive lab.
' He runs!
errified of spiders, Stink seeks help. His friend Webster knows a lot about spiders. He tries to cure Stink's arachnophobia with stories and punny jokes, but then, Stink has spider-mares!
ith help from his friends, Stink moves from making an origami spider to seeking the one that scared him in the first place. Finding it leads to a new friendship. This cute story about overcoming fear is interspersed with informatory arachnid toons.
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