Spiders! Most people have a strong reaction to spiders—either you love them, or hate them. I like spiders and just let them do their own thing—I don’t bother you, you don’t bother me. And they do get rid of those pesky flies and mosquitoes. However, regardless of how you feel about spiders, there is at least one spider that everyone can enjoy—that Trickster Spider known as Anansi!
Lazy but smart, Anansi just loves to play tricks on his neighbors, especially when it involves getting food without having to work for it! Some of my favorite picture book stories about Anansi are written by the nationally known story teller, Eric A. Kimmel, and are good choices for a fun, laugh-out-loud read for kids and adults.