A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show presents an admirable model of a mixed family.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series deals with adoption and presents an admirable model of a mixed family. The stories have a gentle, loving tone, along with good doses of humor. Parents might want to introduce their children to the books by David Kirk on which the show is based, too.
Is It Any Good?
If there are any budding entomologists in your home, they may take exception to MISS SPIDER'S SUNNY PATCH FRIENDS. After all, in the real world a mixed group of insects like the one featured in the show would probably devour each other, not live in loving harmony. But we'll allow some poetic license since Miss Spider presents such a sweet picture of buggy harmony.
The stories are simple and relevant -- about the evils of spreading rumors, the insects' winter festival, or even a nicely non-commercial episode in which everyone does good deeds in order to receive lovely dreams from the Dream Bug. Miss Spider is a pleasant if not innovative show, one which even young children will enjoy.
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