The Elephant and the Spider (World of Happy) by Giles Andreae

The Elephant and the Spider (World of Happy)

Written by Giles Andreae
Part of the World of Happy Series

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This is a story all about courage and hope - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike.

One of an initial series of 13 titles in a wonderful collection under the banner of The World of Happy, each one of them featuring playful, charming, quirky, joyous and heart-warming stories about positive and uplifting values: love, happiness, freedom, pleasure, being yourself and revelling in the wonders of what it means to be alive and all written and illustrated by Giles Andreae, the creator of Purple Ronnie.

Children will love the funky, colourful animals and funny stories about belching sharks, dancing hippos, knitting gorillas and drumming crickets. Adults will appreciate the sophistication, quirkiness and philosophical content. World of Happy delivers something emotionally rich and complex while being easily accessible to children.

The World of Happy books are a great value addition to any nursery bookshelf which kids will enjoy time and time again.


The Elephant and the Spider (World of Happy) by Giles Andreae

There was once an elephant who was most terrified of spiders. If she even came near a spider, she would shriek and hop in a most unbecoming manner. This became an embarrassing social issue for the elephant as well as a great personal inconvenience. 'This will not do', said the elephant one day. So she took a journey into herself.

About the Author

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae was born in London in 1966. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today. He began writing when he was at primary school and gets a lot of his ideas from trying to keep his own children entertained.

Giles is the hugely successful and talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the well-known Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton poetry ranges. Giles lives in London with his wife and four children.

His top tips for becoming a writer are: read a lot, write a lot and write from the heart.

Author photo copyright: Martin Salter

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

4th April 2011




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