Nic Bishop Spiders

by Nic Bishop

Photographer Nic Bishop is willing to do a lot to get a good shot. For some of the... read more

Photographer Nic Bishop is willing to do a lot to get a good shot. For some of the images in this striking book, he hosted a number of eight-legged houseguests in order to capture incredible examples of spider behavior on film. Bishop’s dazzling, larger-than-life photographs are not for the fainthearted, at least where spiders are concerned. The sight of dozens of baby wolf spiders clinging to their mother’s back in full-page photographic glory is enough to make even spider enthusiasts shiver. An engaging informational narrative, and a fascinating essay from Bishop on how he achieved some of the shots, rounds out this creepy—literally—volume. (Ages 7–12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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