Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider – A Nursery Rhyme Adventure

By Joe Rhatigan

Illustrated by Carolina Farías

Board Book

24 Pages

Ages 3+

Little Genius Book

Board Book

The classic nursery rhyme . . . now the beginning of a sweet and silly rhyming adventure for toddlers!

Everyone loves and remembers nursery rhymes from their childhood. Each book in this series begins with a classic nursery rhyme, and then expands on it with lots of silly fun.

Itsy Bitsy Spider is a classic nursery rhyme that children have been reading and enjoying for at least a hundred years. And even though there are other versions available in book form, this enormously entertaining edition turns the rhyme into a frolicking adventure featuring Itsy and many of his insect friends.

Follow along as, once the sun comes back up for Itsy Bitsy, his caterpillar friends play leap frog in the trees, ladybugs play hide-and-seek, a beetle builds a swimming pool for his ant friends, and busy bees jump rope with a worm. There are giggles a-plenty as each turn of the page offers new surprises and super-silly situations.

Share this re-imagining of the classic nursery rhyme with your children and make memories to last a lifetime.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The classic Itsy Bitsy Spider is taken to a whole new level. Explore other creatures as they take a ride on this fun nursery rhyme. In the end the book has you tucking your little “bugs” into bed for the night. This book is witty and so much fun to read. As you read your voice automatically goes into a sing song voice. My son loved pointing to each creature to tell me what it was. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. This board book is built with very sturdy pages that are perfect for your toddlers hands!

The Duo Behind The Book

Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children’s books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.

Carolina Farias began her career as a children’s book illustrator after working for several well-known animation studios, including Warner Bros. and Disney. She has illustrated many books including When I Grow Up by Bailey Carroll (Scholastic) and I Want to Be a Scientist by Rebecca Tree (Scholastic). Her artwork is created using a variety of mediums with a preference toward watercolors and acrylics. Carolina lives in La Plata, Argentina, with her husband and their two children. Follow her on Instagram @carolinafarias1.

About Little Genius Books

We are an independent publisher of children’s books. Publishing a diverse range of board books, picture books, activity books, novelty books, and more, our philosophy is to offer fresh design, innovative formats, and compelling content so children everywhere can laugh, learn and be captivated.

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I want to take a moment and thank the wonderful people at Little Genius Books for gifting our family this book in exchange for our honest review. To get your hands on a copy just click the link below!

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