Speckle the Spider by Emma Dodson

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



This is 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!

About Emma Dodson

See more books from this Author
Emma Dodson has worked as a prop designer for film and television as well as an illustrator for magazines, greeting cards, and more recently, children's books, including THE BADLY DRAWN DOG. She lives in Surrey, England.
Published July 5, 2010 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Speckle the Spider

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

It was his family and friends.” Despite an applied layer of fuzz on the front cover, Speckle is as two dimensional as his silent mate/dancing partner, and though the capering arachnids in Dodson’s energetic illustrations are joined by an attached booklet of spider facts, other documents in envelo...

| Read Full Review of Speckle the Spider

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Letters, a booklet of spider facts, a newspaper clipping, and large fold-down flaps are among the interactive elements that enliven this otherwise slight tale, which is illustrated with capricious acrylic and ink cartoons that tweak scale and perspective.

Jun 28 2010 | Read Full Review of Speckle the Spider

Rate this book!

Add Review