The Anansi Story
Anansi Spider is up to her old tricks again!
When her rumbly-grumbly-tumbly belly wakes her up for breakfast, she needs to come up with a plan - how to fill her belly!!!
BUT she better watch out!
Giraffe, Monkey, Zebra, Elephant and a very hungry LION are about!
Sing n' Dance along
To accompany this book...
You can wriggle and giggle, jiggle and sing along to the story, as Miss Sunshine tells all!
Join all the animals as they swish, whoosh, stomp, trump and roar their way across the jungle in search of food!!!
Can anyone find Anansi?!
The Anansi Story
The Story of Anansi begins in Ghana. Stories about a Spider-God were spread by oral tradition, never written down... yet they traveled the world. And still, to this day, stories about Anansi are being told and retold.
will you tell?
By Amelie aged 7
Ameilie describes in great detail, all the work involved:
"First, I got an orange and some tissue paper and painted the black paper.
When the black paint was drying, I stuck some eyes on it.
Then I got pipe cleaners and made 8 holes with scissors and put the legs in.
Finally, I got 2 pom poms, wrapped some pipe cleaners into wings and that made them into flies.
For the background, I crunched up cardboard and drew silver lines where the cracks were made for my spider web.”
By Gaia aged 5
Gaia also spent much time and effort perfecting her grand masterpiece .
Starting with just a simple piece of white fabric, Gaia designed, decorated and hand-sewed her masterpiece all by herself!
"We only had white fabric in the house," explained Gaia's Mum.
Gaia coloured the white fabric, then decorated it with such attention to detail.
Gaia’s Mum said, “She loved the challenge and dedicated so much time to think on what and how to do it... and had so much fun doing both creations!"
Get Spider Crafty
A very BIG well done to Amelie and Gaia from Sacred Heart School. They entered their wonderful creations into the 'Anansi Creative Art Competition'
Their masterpieces will be featured in every book!
Why don't you get crafty too!
Using pipe cleaner plus half a kitchen roll, an old hair clip OR a clothes pin/badge you can get SPIDER crafty making...
The Anansi Creative Art Competition
"Hi I'm Suzanne, storyteller and writer of 'Not a Teensy Bite'. Although I have told and written many stories about Anansi Spider, I feel that Anansi's story is not mine to own."
Anansi is EVERYONE'S story....
"That's why I wanted to give children the opportunity to create their own Anansi story. They could write a short piece, draw picture or get creative in any way imaginable. I couldn't wait to see what ideas they came up with - and I was certainly amazed!!!!"
How to Enter (Closed)
This competition is now closed.
4 - 8 year olds
It is about getting crafty! Make your own Anansi masterpiece! You can write, draw, sketch, paint, craft... come up with your own version of Anansi.
Please email your masterpiece to:
Remember to include your:
IMPORTANT To make sure your entry will be considered for publication/Picture Gallery, please make sure you email a good quality copy/scan/picture, no bigger than A4 size.
Make His-story! Her-story! Your-story! Our-story EVERYBODY'S STORY!
Have your work *published!
Friday 6th November 2020!!!