Synopsis – Rosie is being kept at the Chicago Field Museum, and she’s decided she wants to explore the museum.
My thoughts – The illustrations are very unique, they are quite pale and soft colours used. They are quite interesting illustrations, but they aren’t my taste, although I know many will love them. I found the plot a little boring, I wasn’t gripped, wanting to find out what would happen next. It felt a little like i was reading it for the sake of finishing it.
Classroom ideas – This could be used to introduce a topic about animals, especially spiders/tarantulas. You could do a range of activities relating to the animals mentioned within the book. You could look at the illustrations, and try to recreate some of them, or the pupils could create their own images in the style of those from the book. They could also write a caption or short section of the book to go with the illustration.