Turn That Frown Upside Down Little Spider
Turn That Frown Upside Down Little SpiderJens Peter De Pedro, illustrated by Elena Serrato
An entertaining and playful story which in a clever way plays with the book’s form and function. You get to turn the book on the last page and read the rest of the story up and down, back to the beginning again. The colorful pictorial world reminds of the classic picture book. The very hungry caterpillar.
When Mom scolds Little spider because she jumps in the net, she gets angry and runs away from home. Looking for somewhere to live, Little spider meets all possible insects. But the fish want to keep under the water, the diligent ants just want to work and the yummy worms live in a rotten pear! It is not especially appealing to a Little spider. But when she finally seems to have found a good place, she gets frightened by a horrible creature living in a glove!
To see how it ends, turn the book over and read the continuation in the other direction. On the way home, everything looks quite different, and when Little spider finally comes home, Mom is happy again!