We read to Nate before every nap and bedtime, and plenty in between as well. I'm thrilled that so far we have imparted (brainwashed?) our love of reading onto Nate. But lately, Mr. Opinionated will only accept one story before bedtime: Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book. Poor Miss Spider just wants some friends to come over for tea, but none of the other bugs want to risk being lunch. The pictures are vivid and gorgeous and the story timeless (don't judge a book by its cover). This is an abridged board book version of Miss Spider's Tea Party, which I find more fun to read to my 3 1/2 yr old nephew, since he's less likely to want to rip the book apart and eat it.