Francis is a spider* who loves to hang out at The Learned Owl. He enjoys dressing up for the festive season. In the past, Francis was hiding in the store, but now he is no longer shy and he's ready to help keep the store safe and pest-free. He likes being on the web in his free time.
*note: not a real spider.
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Tarantulas can grow up to ten inches across. Monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico each year. Praying mantis females sometimes eat males during mating. Readers will find hundreds of eye-opening facts in this invaluable and accessible introduction to insects and spiders.
Forty years after its first publication this much-loved Child's Play classic is as popular as ever. Ingenious die-cut holes bring this iconic nursery rhyme to life, and Pam Adams' fabulous illustrations lend humour and vibrancy to the proceedings. Bouncy images, innovative die cutting and favourite rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child.