Can Anansi’s six sons save him from trouble?

Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott is one my all time favorites to read aloud, to perform, and to use during teacher training.  A great folktale, bold captivating illustrations, and a compelling story make this tale from Ashanti a sure fire hit in any classroom.  After reading, try making spider masks in the style of the story illustrations and perform a retelling.

Check out the original animation by Gerald McDermott below.  He adapted the book from his own movie!

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Download the LitART Anansi the Spider script below to help you plan your retelling.