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Editorial Reviews

Delivering the favorite nursery rhyme and finger play standard, Novak gets a giggly response to "Itsy-Bitsy Spider" from a live audience of young children.He shares the whimsically expanded stories in a recorded story-time, similar to what one might find at a local library. Enjoy with the little ones.

Publisher's Summary

Expanding upon the four-line nursery rhyme, storyteller David Novak spins an epic tale as young Itsy prepares to attempt what no spider has done before: scale the water spout. A nervous Mother Bitsy prepares her little Itsy as nourishing lunch; a fly salad sandwich, a bag of grasshopper chips, and a bottle of fresh-squeezed moth juice (100% natural). The result is an epic on a child's scale, in which determination, concentration, and grit are championed. "It's a good story to learn when we're young," says Novak, "because, well, we face a lot of water spouts when we're growing up."

You'll also hear: "A Glass of Water", "Mon-Daw-Minth", "Jack", "The Snake's Disguise", and "Betsy and Jason."

For Ages Pre-K to Grade Three

©1991 David Novak; (P)1994 August House Publishers, Inc.

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excellent for children and young adults

Would you consider the audio edition of Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories to be better than the print version?

yes ,very easy listen very engaging ,helps the reader form very vivid images in their mind

What did you like best about this story?

the way it was narrated with the sound effects

What does David Novak bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the sound effect ,and His voice was very compelling

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both It was funny and at the same time very easy to relate to

Any additional comments?

I liked it a lot so I made all my friends listen

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The kids love it

This audiobook is a bit different from what I'm accustomed to. It is actually free-form storytelling, complete with songs/ditties, sound effects, emotional voice inflections, and so on. My 6yo and 3yo are very engaged by this audiobook.

The sound quality is a bit fuzzy, probably because the stories were recorded from a live performance, but it doesn't seem to get in the way of my kids' enjoyment of the stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-17

Great storytelling

My son loved it and listened to it over and over again. Great storytelling, worth it.

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  • ricke williams
  • 10-12-16

joyous

Would you listen to Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories again? Why?

Its hilarious my wife thought I washaving a party

What was one of the most memorable moments of Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories?

The music the laughter

What does David Novak bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Joy

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Fantastic in small doses

Any additional comments?

Fab

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  • Lorraine M.
  • 11-02-15

my grand daughters loved this

What did you like most about Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories?

i brought this for my grandchildren to listen to when we have sleep overs. they are 3 and 5 they loved it they kept asking for it over and over again. we sing the rhyme together so maybe that is why they enjoyed the first story so much

What other book might you compare Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories to, and why?

dont know

Which character – as performed by David Novak – was your favourite?

again im not sure i just love the fact he made my grandchildren smile and ask for more

Any additional comments?

think this is great and cant wait for next sleep over so we can listen to more. the 5 yr old also picked books she knows from school but this was the one she wanted to hear first .

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  • siandliz
  • 01-24-17

FUNNY

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