Speckle the Spider

By Emma Dodson

An exciting interactive picture book following the adventures of a speckly spider with big ambitions.

Speckle is sure he's a special kind of spider, but he doesn't feel appreciated enough in his home amongst the banana leaves of the Bahamas. So he leaves on an adventure, seeking fame and recognition. At first people aren't interested in his tap dancing. Then they are too interested – and even Speckle learns an important lesson about celebrity. With maps, flaps and surprises throughout the book, Speckle the spider's tale is told with humour and charm – even arachnophobes will find him irresistible!

Categories: Novelty Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406313932
  • Published: 05 Jul 2010
  • Price: £10.99
  • Size: 270 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'This story of a tap-dancing spider is as eccentric as it is enjoyable, with illustrations to match.' The Independent

'You will relish, too, the spider's terrible school report, written by underwhelmed teacher Tina Tarantula. You can also trace Speckle's journey to and from the Bahamas and follow an unexpected dancing career. An entertaining, well-woven tale.' The Guardian

'There’s even more fun to be had with Speckle the Spider… Dodson’s jolly illustrations are enhanced by paper flaps and envelopes' The Irish Times

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