Why don’t spiders stick to their own webs? Amy Koss treats childrens’ minds seriously, while making facts entertaining. Imagine, scientific facts presented as bright and lively poems. Here is the first of two reasons spiders don’t stick to their own webs:
“Spider webs are very tricky
Because not all the strands are sticky.
Unlike the passing hapless fly
The spider knows which strands are dry.“
Other questions her quatrains address include Why do Snakes Shed Their Skins? What do Clouds Feel Like? How do Cats Purr? Why do Leaves Change Color? What is the Sound in a Seashell? What is there a Man in the Moon? Why do Onions Make Us Cry? How do Seeds Know Which Way is Up? Each poem provides scientifically correct answers in an entertaining way —entertainment does not have to be silly. The way things really are, is often entirely wonderful.