This week’s What to Read Wednesday pick is Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin. Read on for a book review and an activity to foster critical thinking and empathy through experimentation with point of view.
I’m not generally a fan of spiders. I tolerate them. I relocate them. But I don’t stand outside my house with a giant welcome home sign, either.
Our neighborhood is built on state park land. We back up to trees, and all kinds of critters show up in and outside the house. Spiders are the most frequent visitors, followed closely by ants, then mice, and sometimes the occasional skink.
We did have a snake in the basement once.
I try not to think about that.