The Spider and the Flyby Mary Howitt (Author), Tony DiTerlizzi (Author, Illustrator)
A Cautionary Poem
Most of us have listened, read or heard this legendary poem by Howitt. But Tony DiTerlizzi puts a fantastic spin to it. Through his brilliant black and white gouache and pencil art, Tony reproduces this work in a duotone.
The paintings look positively spooky and downright evil!
The characters are complete with the 1920’s attire. Seated in a Victorian seat, the spider stares down at the fly dressed in her Victorian era outfit complete with a flower umbrella.
Halloween or not, you will love reading this spidery tale of catch me if you can. The story is about a spider who notices a lonely vulnerable fly and tries to woo her. The fly at first is very cautious but later falls to his charms.
Rarely do you find a recreation worthy of praise. This sophisticated poetry book will appeal to one and all, and especially to those fans of Poe and Burton!