On Plastic Spiders: An illuminating discourse on the anatomy, feeding and behavioural habits of spiders in three parts by Henry (3) and Catherine (43)-
H: Has he got fingers?
C: No, he’s got legs, eight legs. See? One, two, three, four, five six, seven, eight…….
H: Are those his eyes?
C: Yes, er…., let me see. I think so…those pointy stalk things could be his eyes, I think..
H: The spider says, “Goodbye!”
C: Goodbye, spider!
H: Don’t say goodbye!
C: What shall I say then?
H: Say nothing.
H: I cuddle the spider.
C: That’s nice. You cuddle the spider
H: Does the spider walk?
C: I think a spider crawls more than walks
H: The spider jumps!
C: Yes, the spider jumps, but he crawls, mostly
H: He’s stuck on the hair
C: I don’t want it in my hair!!
H: The spider flies!
C: Henry. Do you know what he eats?
C: The spider eats grapes, does he?
H: He eats me up. He eats you up.
C: Oh, he eats us up, does he?
H: He eats the eyes. He eats you the hair and the nose and the mouth.
C: Henry. Did you know that spiders eat flies? They work very hard and spin a web. They are very clever, spiders. Then they catch the flies in the web and eat the flies.
H: Hello! He flies.