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Julia Donaldson, Sebastien Braun



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301 reviews

A fantastic new picture book all about a football-playing spider, written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with glorious full colour illustrations from the talented Sebastian Braun and a sparkling, glittery foiled cover. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn’t know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can’t count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . . Julia Donaldson does it again in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting - what's not to love! The perfect picture book for children of all ages - boys and girls alike. Julia Donaldson is the internationally renowned author of the best-loved picture books in the world, including The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. Julia Donaldson's collaborations with Axel Scheffler have sold millions of copies, and Room on the Broom is now an Academy Award-nominated short film. Sebastian Braun studied fine and applied arts at Strasbourg University. He moved to London in 2000 and since then has been working exclusively on children’s picture books, having been published by Orchard, Walker, Campbell, HarperCollins and Puffin.



i like it

Doctor Tuesday Partridge 19.02.2024


Spinderella is a spider who loves football and tries to play it with her was fiction and it wasnt intrested me because normally spiders cant play football but in the book it does play football an i woukd recommend ot to someone else

Professor Letizia Teabag 21.01.2024


I liked Spinderella the most. She wanted to learn to count like myself. I really liked the spiders football.

Anonymous 04.01.2024


I like that this story is a happy story and that the spider learns how to count. My favourite character is the Hairy Godmother because she helps Spinderella. I would recommend this story to people who are learning to count.

Mademoiselle June Glitterball 02.01.2024


I liked the book because I like maths and football

Lord Pongo Ridiculous 22.12.2023


We love these books

Queen Flossy Endeavour 16.12.2023


I didn't like this story as they couldn't play football properly! Spinderella had to help her brothers and sisters learn the rules of football.

Duchess Amazonia Volcano 13.12.2023



Esquire Sandwich Borneo 08.12.2023


it is so interesting i love it

Anonymous 07.12.2023


Harlie loves the spider and his happy face. He likes to count his legs! ~ Harlie’s Mummy

King Pongo Nuggets 18.09.2023


I love it

Judge Race-car Wheeliebin 13.09.2023


Enjoy counting

Doctor Sunny Mystery 11.09.2023


Good read

Sir Ice-T Pineapple 08.09.2023


Really enjoyed this book

Lady Birthday-cake Gooseberry 05.09.2023


I liked the spiders playing football

Baron Sketch Sausage-Roll 04.09.2023


I liked the part where they were couting to the number 20 and they said up with spinderella like 4/5 times

Constable Bart Lanzarote 02.09.2023


The spiders were learning how to count

Senor Slip Moonbeam 01.09.2023


I like all of the counting to help the spider.

Anonymous 01.09.2023


I liked Spinderella the most and her brave mighty kick

Anonymous 01.09.2023


I read it at school

Queen Rapunzel Sudoku 31.08.2023

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