Another author/illustrator we have reviewed before. Poor Johnny! He really is a sweet spider, but nobody knows - because nobody will stick around long enough to find out! On the other hand, that means Johnny doesn't have to share his birthday cake with anyone.
This title could be a fun, non-preachy way to begin a conversation about friendship and judging by appearances. (There is a certain irony to a snail calling him a slimeball.) Finish by talking about ways to make friends - whether eight or two-legged - and then make a cake to share!