SPIDER April 2019

Put on your best fake moustache and propeller cap—April Fools’ Day is here! Plus, get dressed up for school picture day, meet a shy young fashion designer, and learn about animals with eyespots.

Front cover art by Susan Swan


From hats that tell jokes to hats around the world, this insightful edition of SPIDER Magazine helps you get ahead. With an overall theme of clothes, you and your kids will enjoy stories about an April Fool’s Day dress code, the stress of picking the perfect picture day ensemble, and an adorable poem about what happens when all your favorite clothes are unavailable.


You and your kids will also spy animals who look like they are covered in eyes, learn how to perform a really funny and perfectly harmless April Fool’s Day prank breakfast, get step-by-step instructions on how to make a beautiful friendship bracelet that is so easy you’ll want to make one for everyone you know, and check out a calendar full of truly comical holidays that just might be worth celebrating! Full of  stories, games, crafts, poems, beautifully colored illustrations, and more, your kids will find tons of fun between the pages!  


Enjoy features including:


  • Hat Tricks by Sam Ricks
  • Eyes in the Back of Your Head by Caroline Deppe
  • Slug by Raven Howell
  • Yolk-ing Around!
  • Picture Day by Christina Robertson
  • Clothes Trouble by Deborah Underwood
  • Friendship Bracelets Forever
  • Hobby Friday by Beverly J. Letchworth
  • Fabulous Facts: Hats Off to Hats! by Emily Cambias

Regular features include Doodlebug & Dandelion, Fabulous Facts, Spider’s Corner, Spider’s Mailbox, Ophelia’s Last Word, Bug Adventure, Buggy Bulletin, The Fun Zone, Mind-Buggler, and Spider and the Gang.