Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories

  • by David Novak
  • Narrated by David Novak
  • 1 hrs and 3 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Expanding upon the four-line nursery rhyme, storyteller David Novak spins an epic tale as young Itsy prepares to attempt what no spider has done before: scale the water spout. A nervous Mother Bitsy prepares her little Itsy as nourishing lunch; a fly salad sandwich, a bag of grasshopper chips, and a bottle of fresh-squeezed moth juice (100% natural). The result is an epic on a child's scale, in which determination, concentration, and grit are championed. "It's a good story to learn when we're young," says Novak, "because, well, we face a lot of water spouts when we're growing up."You'll also hear: "A Glass of Water", "Mon-Daw-Minth", "Jack", "The Snake's Disguise", and "Betsy and Jason."For Ages Pre-K to Grade Three

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Audible Editor Reviews

Delivering the favorite nursery rhyme and finger play standard, Novak gets a giggly response to "Itsy-Bitsy Spider" from a live audience of young children.He shares the whimsically expanded stories in a recorded story-time, similar to what one might find at a local library. Enjoy with the little ones.

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Customer Reviews

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excellent for children and young adults

Would you consider the audio edition of Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories to be better than the print version?

yes ,very easy listen very engaging ,helps the reader form very vivid images in their mind


What did you like best about this story?

the way it was narrated with the sound effects


What does David Novak bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the sound effect ,and His voice was very compelling


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both It was funny and at the same time very easy to relate to


Any additional comments?

I liked it a lot so I made all my friends listen

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- WinsomeDonaldson

The kids love it

This audiobook is a bit different from what I'm accustomed to. It is actually free-form storytelling, complete with songs/ditties, sound effects, emotional voice inflections, and so on. My 6yo and 3yo are very engaged by this audiobook.

The sound quality is a bit fuzzy, probably because the stories were recorded from a live performance, but it doesn't seem to get in the way of my kids' enjoyment of the stories.
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- _Anna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2000
  • Publisher: August House