Aaaarrgghh, Spider! Book & Plush Set Aaaarrgghh, Spider! Plush Set by Lydia Monks


Aaaarrgghh, Spider! Book & Plush Set Aaaarrgghh, Spider! Plush Set by Lydia Monks

This beautiful gift box set includes the picture book and true-to-character plush toy of Spider. A rip-roaring read-aloud (shout-aloud) picture book about a spider who wants to be the family pet from the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Julia Donaldson's What the Ladybird Heard. Spider wants to be a family pet. But the family whose house she lives in are terrified of her. Whenever she tries to show them what a great pet she would make, they simply cry: AAAARRGGHH, Spider! The fun plush toy can be used separately or along with the book. This story is perfect for story-led play, children can re-enact the charcter's adventures.

About the Author

Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks lives with her husband and two daughters in Sheffield. Her favourite subjects at school were Art, English and R.E. She then went to Kingston University, where she studied for a degree in Illustration. A keen Irish dancer, she wins trophies at the weekend. She also enjoys going to aerobics, watching films and visiting friends. Lydia lists her favourite food as ice-cream, and her extravagance as buying a cornflake cake at the bakers when she only went in to buy a loaf of bread!

Things you didn't know about Lydia Monks:

1. She has ginger hair.
2. She goes to tango classes.
3. She has a sister called Julie who also illustrates children’s books.
4. She doesn’t have any pets but would like some.
5. She always talks to cats in the street.
6. She listens to the radio all day while she works.
7. She has won medals and trophies for Irish dancing.
8. She used to have an old, green car that was born in the 1970s, which people used to laugh at.
9. She uses teeny, weeny brushes to work with.
10. She has a husband who is also an illustrator.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Book Info


Novelty book
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

8th October 2015



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