You know, I do a lot of research when I write–even for children. I want it to be accurate. For this spider book, I discovered that spiders can smell with the hairs on their legs. And that they have a tender spot on their belly where they emit the solution to spin their webs. I searched to find what buildings would look like in ancient Egypt and what foods they might eat. Even what type of trees would be typical in that setting.
If we find a spider in our house, we try to gentle lift him and place him outdoors. Spiders are so beneficial. Don’t want to destroy one.