Picture Book Review: Spider Who Lived in the Attic

The Spider Who Lived in the Attic by Jacqueline Regano

The Spider Who Lived in the Attic
by Jacqueline Regano, Pearly L. (Illustrator)

2 out of 5 stars

An artistic spider meets a butterfly, who encourages him to leave his dusty attic and share his art with the world.

The plot is adorable, and I liked the premise of this book. It does have positive messages about having the courage to share your gifts and talents with others.

However, the writing really needs an editor. There are multiple grammar, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes. I found it very odd that some of the story is told in rhyme, and other parts don’t rhyme at all. There is no apparent meter, and the parts that do rhyme are not good rhymes. It’s just very awkward.

The illustrations are cute, but not very polished. It’s not awful or anything, just sort of amateurish. I liked the bright attractive colors, but the pages just look too busy.

Overall, this is a really cute book! It just needs a professional editor.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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