Spider’s Tug of War

Cowan, Laura

Size and strength aren’t everything in this classic African folktale of clever Anansi, King of the spiders.

Anansi is king of the spiders: he may be small, but he’s very clever. One day, offended that Elephant hardly even notices him, he challenges her to a tug of war. How can a tiny spider win against the mighty Elephant, or against the determined Rhino?

With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.