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When Spider Met Shrew

ISBN-13: 978-1773065632

Illustrated by Genevieve Cote

Published by Groundwood Books

*2023 CCBC 'Best Books for Kids and Teens' Selection*

*An International Literary Association's “Best Books of 2022” selection*

*CBC Books “40 Picture Books to watch for in fall 2022” selection*

"Wholesome...heartfelt...refreshing. Highly recommended for all children's collections."

- CM Reviews

"A charming picture book...helps young readers understand homelessness as well as appreciate compassion for the less fortunate."

- Winnipeg Free Press

"Children will feel for the plights of the animals and appreciate their compassionate companionship...Deborah Kerbel makes us feel not just laugh.."

- Canlit for Little Canadians

"Expressive, quirky cuteness...viewers are in for a good time. " 

-Bulletin of the Centre for Children’s Books

"Peppy dialogue and endearing watercolor illustrations provide all the charm needed to make this a perpetual request for rereading with little ones. ."

-Sal's Fiction Addiction

"Animal pals have each other's backs in the delightful When Spider Met Shrew...a perfect pick-me-up for those down on your luck kinda days."

-Linda Ludke, librarian and book reviewer at Quill & Quire

"A charming addition to a young child’s library."

-Mr. Alex's Bookshelf

"Uplifting...heartwarming and amusing. While grownups will read 'When Spider Met Shrew' with a nostalgic, cozy feeling, younger readers will find a beautiful lesson that they can bring with them and use in their own little communities."

-Cloud Lake Literary

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