Be Nice to Spiders Library Binding – September 13, 1967

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When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, at the Zoo, the animals suddenly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace — all because Helen was spinning webs and catching flies.But one day Helen’s webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayor’s inspection tour. Soon the flies were back again and the animals were miserable once more. But not for long…Children will be fascinated and amused by the way Helen solved the problem and won a permanent place of honor for herself in the Zoo.Margaret Bloy Graham’s pictures match the wit and charm of her delightful story.

From the Back Cover

When Billy left his spider, Helen, on the Zoo, the animals abruptly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in piece- all because Helen used to be spinning her internet catching flies. But someday Helen’s webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayer’s inspection tour. Soon the flies were back again and the animals were miserable all over again. But not for long… Children will probably be fascinated and amused by the best way Helen solved the issue and won a permanent place of honor for herself within the Zoo.

About the Author

Gene Zion and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Bloy Graham have collaborated on several favorite stories about Harry: Harry by the Sea, Harry the Dirty Dog, and No Roses for Harry.

When Billy left his pet spider, Helen, on the Zoo, the animals abruptly became happy and contented. The lions snoozed all day long, the elephants enjoyed their baths, and the zebras ate their hay in peace — all because Helen used to be spinning webs and catching flies.But someday Helen’s webs were swept away. The Keeper had the cages cleaned for the Mayor’s inspection tour. Soon the flies were back again and the animals were miserable all over again. But not for long…Children will probably be fascinated and amused by the best way Helen solved the issue and won a permanent place of honor for herself within the Zoo.Margaret Bloy Graham’s pictures match the wit and charm of her delightful story.