Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Spider in Our Mailbox" by Linda Asato

In today’s post we are going to learn more about Linda Asato’s first book for children, "Spider In Our Mailbox”, which has now been published by 4RV Publishing and illustrated brilliantly by Ryan Shaw. The book was inspired by an actual spider in her mailbox, believe it or not!

Spider in Our Mailbox
by Linda Asato
illustrated by Ryan Shaw
published by 4RV Publishing
released May, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818685-5-4
Paperback: 36 pages

Children love stories about family, animals, and other creatures, especially when they can learn things at the same time. Linda Asato tells the tale of a little girl who checks the mail every day – allowing children to learn the days of the week, and sees a spider in the mailbox (number one). The second day, she sees two crows (number two). Each day the types and number of creatures changes, but the spider remains. Each day, the girl runs to tell her busy mother what she saw.

Lessons to learn are counting to seven and the days of the week, learned in a fun way.

Ryan Shaw brings Asato’s delightful story to life with his bright illustrations.

Here is a review Linda’s book has received:

Awesome, entertaining, and educational book for kids! May 19, 2009
By Earnest Entrepreneur

One of the best kids books I've seen! Fun, entertaining, educational, and the illustrations are fabulous - bright and cheery. Our 6 year old son couldn't put it down, and seemed to enjoy it as much as one of his childrens videos - it made him laugh, ask questions, and count all of the critters in the story. Clever story line. Bravo to the author! I foresee many more great books coming from Linda Asato. Add this one to your kid’s library!

Please check out Linda’s book. I feel certain you must know a child that it would be ideal for as a gift!




Vivian Zabel said...

Spider in Our Mailbox is a delightful story for children, written by Linda and vividly illustrated by Ryan.

A copy can be ordered through the 4RV Book Store, at, local book stores, or

Joyce Anthony said...

Thbook sounds precious! I'm compiling a list of children's books to give for Christmas this year-and this one definitely is added!

Mayra Calvani said...

Sounds like a very cute book!

Anonymous said...

This DOES sound like a great kids book. And if that cover is any indication, I'd have to agree that the illustrations are indeed brilliant. :)

The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

Harry Gilleland said...

Vivian, Joyce, Mayra, and Marvin ~~

Thank you all for visiting my blog and commenting about Linda's book. I appreciate your doing so.



Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

This book sounds wonderful. Teaching the days of the week and counting all in one.

It's a book I would like to get form my grandson.

And, I agree, the cover is great!


Donna M. McDine said... wishes for your continued success. Your book sounds wonderful. The cover illustration is absolutely beautiful.

Donna McDine

Nancy Famolari said...

I love the graphic. The story sounds delightful!

kathy stemke said...

I love the cover. The book sounds like fun.

Harry Gilleland said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, Karen, Donna, Nancy, & Kathy. Linda and I appreciate your doing so.