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a picture of a big spider plushie wearing a green shirt that says "The Learned Owl Book Shop" and a white mask with a fly drawn on itFrancis 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.





Charlotte's Web: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator), Kate DiCamillo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064400558
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.

The Very Busy Spider By Eric Carle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399229190
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Published: World of Eric Carle - August 16th, 1995

From bestselling author and illustrator Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes another classic tale about one very busy spider. A perfect gift to share with the child or grandchild in your life.

Itsy, Bitsy Spider: American Sign Language (Sign & Singalong) By Annie Kubler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Annie Kubler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781904550433
Availability: Backordered
Published: Child's Play International - June 1st, 2005

Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as eight months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs. When children begin to talk, having sign language to fall back on provides a comforting safety net.

There Was an Old Lady...Fly (Classic Books with Holes Board Book) By Pam Adams (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pam Adams (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780859537278
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Child's Play International - September 1st, 2000

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.

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