Anansi is the clever, naughty spider from traditional West African and Surinamese folk tales. It is not just infants who appreciate his jokes and pranks in this pert animated adaptation.
The folk tales about the spider Anansi that time and again outwits his opponents are very old. The message: If you’re not strong or big, be smart! With his sweet wife Makuba and their seven young children, Anansi the spider lives in the tropical forest. Along with his friends Turtle, Rabbit, Monkey, Cricket and Rooster, he has several great, exciting adventures. The fairy-tales originated in West Africa and through slavery ended up in Suriname, the Antilles and the Caribbean. After his picture books and an exhibition, writer Iven Cudogham now introduces infants to Anansi via this animated series of 8-minute episodes.
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