The Weaver


From birth, to catching a ride on  the wind, to his proud collection of ‘things he cannot name’ in the web he has woven, we watch Stanley, spider, master weaver, work and live.

We realise his industry and purpose, the perils he faces, the ultimate destruction, and watch as he revives himself, preparing to begin all over again.

This story within the information is clearly and thoughtfully shown and told. The spare, accessible text, and bold palette of colours within white suffused borders, offer direction and flow. ‘The Weaver‘ is a superb book on every front, from natural history to story, that we recommend to readers from 2 or 3 years old, to early Junior School age.


The Weaver

Qian Shi

(Andersen Press)- hardback

Stanley is a weaver. He is also a collector. He collects seeds, twigs, leaves.

Through sequential bold, white framed pictures and clear black text, we trace the life and work of spider, Stanley. This accessible and friendly story is fascinating and informative. We recommend ‘The Weaver‘ to readers aged from 2 or 3 years of age to lower Junior school.


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