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Tony Di Terlizzi

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Tony Di Terlizzi
Illustrator of Spider & the Fly
Featured Elementary Video Author

Go along with this animated illustrator to an elementary school in his hometown as he takes a classroom of children through the thoughts behind his illustrations for this story written in England nearly 200 years ago. Allowing the children to ask lots of questions, he lets them know that creating stories and pictures to make a book is lots of fun -and kids should try it too!

The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
"Will you walk into my parlor,' said the Spider to the Fly…" is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. Award-winning illustrator Toni DiTerlizzi has spun a visual treat reminiscent of classic black-and-white films. With finely detailed scenes and images that seem to glow in the dark, readers of all ages will enjoy the subtle moral about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions.
2003 Caldecott Medal Honor Book

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