So, if you're liking Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, our current BPP Book Club pick, you've probably been wondering about this Anansi character. And you've probably discovered that he is a figure originating in West African folklore about whom many stories are told throughout the African diaspora. He's a trickster, always scheming. Sometimes things turn out well for him, sometimes not—especially when he's greedy.
After reading a book called Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott, my six-year-old wanted more Anansi tales, and I went looking on YouTube. This one, Anansi and the Tug o' War, by Story Cove, was his favorite. Enjoy.
Crazy Polish TV commercial for Anansi Boys
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