Sarah the Spider and the Barn Dancers

Sarah, the ballet dancing spider's talent for dancing (with her advantage of having eight legs) is truly put to the test as the farmyard animals decide to put on a show.

The idea behind the book

The Sarah The Spider series was written to help my daughter cope with a fear of spiders. I couldn't find a book about a friendly spider so I wrote one in rhyme, like a nursery rhyme. This poetic form is called 'doggerel'. People ask if she is still scared of spiders. She is! But not the little ones.


Best book ever.

I like this book because it shows you that it doesn't matter what you look like it's how well you do something that counts. It's the best book ever.

– Kate, age 9 (via Amazon)

Book details

Written by Hilary Robinson

Illustrated by Jane Abbott

Published by Belitha Press Ltd

Year published: 1999