SPIDER Magazine April 2023


Join a scientist on a noble quest to count tadpoles. It takes one hundred plucky frogs to scare a snake but only one muddy frog to ruin a week’s worth of origami making. Siblings bicker as storms brew.

Front Cover by Aaron Boyd


Frogs, toads, and tadpoles are features of this edition of SPIDER Magazine, so hop to it! 


See how tadpoles grow up, follow a fun frog story, and learn how the experts count amphibians. And don’t miss the toad-ally tasty recipe for avoca-toad toast. Plus, don’t let the rain dampen your day! Poems celebrate the joys of a rainy day and crafts and games will keep your creative kids happy even when they can’t go outside and play. 


Enjoy features including:

·         Frog by Mike Gordon 

·         Tiny Peepers by Carrie Maslen

·         Counting Tadpoles by Chrissa J. Pedersen

·         Metamorphosis by Christy Mihaly

·         Ribburta and the Run-Ragged Babysitting Adventure by Joan Lennon

·         Window Wonders by Megan McKinstry

·         Rain Shower by Jenna Waldman

·         Paper Princess by Jeanne Panek

·         Under the Edge of a Rain Cloud by JoAnn Early Macken

Regular features of SPIDER Magazine include Spider’s Corner, Spider’s Mailbox, Ophelia’s Last Word, Bug Adventure, Buggy Bulletin, The Fun Zone, Mind-Buggler, and Spider and the Gang.