September 3, 2012

Spider Magazine

_DSC0086Yay!! I can pass my magazine obsession down to the next generation!! I’ve had my eye on Spider for awhile now but was waiting until Julia was old enough for it…

_DSC0131Finally got an issue of this cute cute mag for kids and my high hopes for it were met and then some. Does anyone really say “and then some!” in actual conversation? I do. I also say “the bee’s knees.”

_DSC0132_DSC0133I especially liked this Chinese creation myth about making people and animals out of cosmic playdough basically ~ and I totally am digging the fire coming out of the mouth of goddess Nu Wa!

_DSC0134There are poems, stories, crafts, a treat recipe, and puzzles…on every page the art was knockout gorgeous and really well done.

_DSC0135_DSC0136LOVED this ‘Space Kids Go Back to School’ puzzle. Cute, googly eyed, non-scary little aliens!

_DSC0137‘Doodlebug and Dandelion’ features a character called Queen Bucketboots and it’s about a girl shrinking down to dollhouse size, which is one of my most favorite themes in stories. I’m really obsessed with all things dollhouse related.

‘Princess Zouk’ features a story with a witch named Sarsaparilla who lets her witch daughter practice magical spells, and I am here to tell you that I’ve legally been an adult for quite some time, and I still just love this kind of stuff! Magical spells and silly witches! Do you think it’ll be weird when I am 60 years old and still watching ‘Vampire Diaries’?? (Andrew: “yes.”)

_DSC0138I think I’m going to start up a subscription to this one. It might make a welcome change from the Disney Princess mag my ma was getting J last year. (no offense Disney Princesses ~ go Team Merida!)

15 comments:

  1. Why haven't I heard of this magazine before??? Do you think 5-year-old MIss C. would be old enough to enjoy it or should I wait until next year before I pick up a copy?

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    1. Oh I think you guys would enjoy it now for sure! I remember looking at it when J was a toddler and thinking it looked like such a quality publication for when she was a little older -- there was one story in the issue we have that might be above J's level, 99% was all stuff she enjoys now! I'm sure C would love it too :)

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  2. Oh, I love Spider and Cricket and Ladybug and Babybug. They are all so sweet. A friend of mine just got the girls subscriptions to National Geographic Kids and Little Kids. They're pretty excited. ;o)

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    1. I am having a distant memory of Cricket mag from when I was young -- or maybe it was from when my bro was young (we're 10 yrs apart) -- we've been getting Nat'l Geo Kids and that's a GREAT one, my grandmother set up a subscription to that before she passed away -- the little kid version is fantastic too!

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  3. Is this something a 7 year old boy would enjoy? He tends to just get football magazines but spends very little time actually reading them.Rx

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    1. you know, I'm going to have to reserve judgment until I see another issue! The older kid story was about a young boy and his father -- the rest of it seemed fairly neutral but did have female main characters in the other two stories and somewhat girlyfied art in the poem -- I'm curious to see what the next issie is like...:)

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  4. Awesome! I'm going to check it out right now. THank you!!!

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  5. I need to find that magazine!!!

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    1. it's a good one, J has asked to re-read several stories :)

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  6. We've been taking out Spider magazine from the library lately. Cool.

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    1. great idea, I will look for it at mine too!

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  7. Is this best for kids who are already reading on their own? I feel like maybe I should wait one more year so Juliet can settle down with it and enjoy it without my help. What do you think?

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    1. i might wait then, because I was reading the stories to Julia. We're not quite at the place where she really sits down and READS -- she'll do a bit on her own, but if I want some quality reading time I have to sit her down to do it :)

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