Mary, the Big Brown Hairy Spider, by Lyn Lee

Mary the spider has a lovely big back yard all to herself – but she is very lonely. So, when a family come to live in the house, she is very excited. She decides to make them feel welcome by spinning some special webs for them.

At first the people are not too pleased to have a big spider in their yard. But one night Mary sees a burglar break into her family’s house. She uses all of her cunning to outwit the man, and wins over the family at the same time.

Mary, the Big Brown Hairy Spider is a SOLO title from Omnibus, specially designed for beginning readers making the transition from first readers and picture books to chapter books. The simple plot line and language are well supported by illustrations on every page, provided by the talented Kim Gamble. At the same time, the mix of action and humour will hold young readers’ interest.

A cute read.

Mary, the Big Brown Hairy Spider, by Lyn Lee, illustrated by Kim Gamble
Omnibus, 2004