Linda Asato has written a delightful children's book, Spider in the Mailbox.
Here's what one reviewer had to say about it:
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.
Spider in Our Mailbox
by Linda Asato
illustrated by Ryan Shaw
published by 4RV Publishing
released May 2009