A Bit of ‘Huntsman Spider In My House’ Wonderful News –

From Books In Homes Australia –

A huge congratulations to Willmot Public School, NSW for winning our inaugural University of Western Sydney Book Giving Assembly competition. Check out this fantastic video of their assembly, featuring our Role Model, Michelle Ray and some enthusiastic teachers acting out her story.


Fantastic Book Review from The Education Cafe – Popular USA Blog!!

Crawly Not So Creepy – The Education Cafe

Is your child afraid of spiders? I think many children (and adults) at some point in their lives get spooked by spiders. Whether big and hairy or small and jumpy, spiders are notoriousspiders, huntsman spiders, Australia, book review, Michelle Ray for frightening children. Who can forget Little Miss Muffet?

Many spiders are not dangerous and even help us by eating bothersome insects. One such helpful spider in Australia is the Huntsman spider. Michelle Ray, author of A Huntsman Spider in My House, does a wonderful job weaving a story to teach young children not to be afraid of the Huntsman Spider. The illustrations by Sylvie Ashford brought a smile to my face and delighted my daughter. At the end of this simple children’s book, Ms. Ray provides interesting spider facts and a coloring page. Or, as written by Australians (and other writers of British English) it is a colouring page.

My only wish is that the book would be available in hardcover.

If you would like to order her book or find out more, click here.

Ordering in the U.S.A.? Click here.


Here are some links to spider facts in countries around the world:

Spiders of North America

The World’s Largest Spiders (Top 10) (largest is . . . you guessed it . . . The Huntsman Spider)

Spiders of South Africa

Spiders of Australia

Spider Pages to print and color


Read more book reviews on The Education Café.



Calling all Mums & Dads, Aunts & Uncles & Grandparents,

Looking for a bright, new, entertaining Birthday or everyday gift for your gorgeous son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild?

Little Aussie Critters is having a BUY 3, GET ONE FREE special til Thursday 20 March 2014.

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Have a arranged for a cool ‘A Huntsman Spider in My House’ plug on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show in the USA – 2pm this Thursday, Sydney time!!!

The Talk 2 Q Radio Show is a show for adults to get together and talk about whatever the trending topic may be. From men vs. women, black vs. white, old school vs. new school, etc. If you have something to get off your chest, then join our chat room and / or call in and let your opinions be known…


Four facts you don’t know about Huntsman Spiders?

Did you know Huntsman Spiders are so named because of their speed and mode of hunting?

Huntsman Spiders are members of the Sparassidae species.

More than one thousand Sparassidae species occur in most warm temperate to tropical regions of the world, and are common in Australia.

In reality, they look far more frightening than they are.

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