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Spider Sandwiches

What you need

  • Your listening ears
  • Your drawing kit


Reading and storytelling with your child promotes brain development and imagination, teaches your child about language and emotions, and strengthens your relationship with your child.

The experience

Choose a comfortable corner at home and listen to the story of ‘Spider Sandwiches’ from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.

Children will laugh out loud at Max’s monstrous mealtimes and terrible tastes in this silly, funny, gloopy, gunky book, read by Rik.


Do come to tea with Max,
He has a MONSTER appetite,
He eats such yucky, mucky food,
His mealtimes are a fright.
He LOVES to glug slug milkshake,
Through a stinky hose pipe straw,
And as for beetle biscuits . . .
He can ALWAYS munch one more!


And this is just the beginning of Max’s frightful mealtimes. From fish-eye cheese and bug burgers to snail trail sauce and cockroach curry, Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy and sticky. But his favourite snack has to be Spider Sandwiches!

Why not after listening to the story, you take a turn and draw the most disgusting and delicious things you’ve ever eaten? What colours will you use?