A Spider’s Tale? Episode 37

Where IS Mrs. Pilcher?

Our next book is about a spider who is an artist but has trouble finding a place where she feels welcome. What do you think is the name of this book? More clues, it was written by Eileen Spinelli. and Illustrated by: Jane Dyer. For children ages 4-7. This book was published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers.

Where WAS Mrs. Pilcher? Did you guess “Little Nino’s Pizza”? This book tells the story of “Nino”, who runs a cheerful pizzeria called “Little Nino’s”, his son Tony loves to help. Little Nino’s is a successful restaurant. One day an investor makes a proposition to Nino to open a new bigger restaurant named Francois. Soon, Nino and Tony become disillusioned with the new big business and snooty customers. Finally, Nino decides to leave “Francois” and reopen his old restaurant as “ Little Tony’s”. This fun book shows that sometimes bigger is not always better. The author is Karen Barbour and the publisher is Clarion Books; recommended for children ages 4-8.

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