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Just Itzy

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Just Itzy by Lana Krumwiede
Hardcover $15.99
Feb 24, 2015 | ISBN 9780763658113

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Krumwiede and Pizzoli have taken the old spider finger-song and put it on steroids. The result is a wacky, hip story about gaining independence.
—The New York Times Book Review

Bright cartoon illustrations in spring colors expand the text with witty details and visual drama. Both art and story contain humor for adults as well as children, allowing for layered readings. … An amusing take on starting school and gaining independence.
—The Horn Book

This book that combines nursery rhymes and folk songs about spiders with a first-day-of-school story about not giving up offers a little something for everyone. … It’s so much fun to see old favorites in new tales. Spidery good fun with a can-do message.
—Kirkus Reviews

Onomatopoeia accentuates the text in a narrative that emphasizes the youngster’s own independence, perseverance, and pride in accomplishment. Itzy’s fears and growing confidence are easily identifiable for young readers.
—School Library Journal

Everybody has a backstory, including the Itsy Bitsy Spider. … Pizzoli’s use of color and texture is as strong as ever.
—Publishers Weekly

Krumwiede spins a solid and entertaining backstory for the itsy bitsy protagonist, and the book cleverly and humorously incorporates various spider-themed nursery songs/ rhymes.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Greg Pizzoli provides whimsical, fun embellishment to the story.
—Midwest Book Review

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