Happy Birthday Spider McDrew: New edition

By Alan Durant, Illustrated by Philip Hopman

A second title about this loveable character who never quite manages to keep up with his classmates. School stories with the essential feel-good factor.

Spider is always saying and doing the wrong thing: he forgets the punchlines to his own jokes; he daydreams in class; he always has odd socks on; and he even gets into a muddle over his party invitations. He may be a hopeless case, but is the most lovable of children and usually turns out to be the hero. Three stories in one book: in the first, Spider’s class visits a doughnut factory but instead of a doughnut, Spider decides to make a doughnut man. In the second story, Spider’s class as doing a project on the USA. Everyone is supposed to come to schools dressed as a cowboy, but Spider decides to be Geronimo. In the third story, it’s Spider’s birthday and he makes and gives out invitations – but for the wrong day!

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 7 to 10
Release Date: 09 Sep 2011
Pages: 96
ISBN: 978-0-00-718028-8
Detailed Edition: New edition
Alan Durant is a copywriter for Walker Books as well as being an author. His books for teenagers include Blood, Publish or Die and The Ring of Truth. His stories for younger children include Little Troll, Spider McDrew, Creepe Hall. and the Leggs United and Bad Boyz series, plus picture books Hector Sylvestor and Snake Supper. He has twice won the Kingston Borouglives in New Malden with his wife and three children.