Nefertiti The Spidernaut
Written by Darcy Pattison
llustrated by Valeria Tisnes
Age Level: 5 - 12
Grade Level: K - 5
I wrote this review when Nefertiti was published. I liked it then, but I love it now. Maybe it’s because Highlights gave me a paperback copy (I attended a conference in Honesday). I think it’s because it’s easier to read a paperback than a digital book. Here’s my original review:
NEFERTITI, The Spidernaut" is the story of a Jumping Spider’s voyage into space. From cover to cover, I was fascinated with Nefertiti’s story, and I think my 2nd graders would be too. They’d love nonfiction in story form. Add in the hardships Nefertiti faced from preflight to returning home, and my class would keep turning pages to see how it all ends. If you’re a teacher looking for a unique animal story or a nonfiction book on animal adaptations or the space program, this is a great choice. Plus, it offers the opportunity to take your students from hypothesis to conclusion in one book. Enjoy the trip!
Her autograph says: Rinda – So glad we met – again! Darcy Pattison
I also included a photo of the back cover. You can learn so much by reading this book!