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Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Adventures of Eric the Spider by Elaine Madle

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining Faye Rogers PR for a stop along their current tour featuring a Children's Picture Book you're gonna want to read to believe.  It's stars an unusual lead that goes on some interesting adventures one must certainly would not expect with quite a bit of rhyming fun along the way.  Sound good?  Great...let's get started!  Today's blog tour guest and book of choice is...

Elaine Madle
Illustrated by
Shaun Madle
Clink Street Publishing

About the book...
Eric may only be a little spider, but that doesn't stop him from having some big adventures!

When a spider, with big, long, spider legs, is spotted behind a curtain he seems a little scary. Luckily, he is quickly caught in a box full of socks and named Eric.

But when Eric steals the socks (and a bike!) and goes on the run it is up to a diligent policeman to find the right sock-footed spider, stop Eric and rescue the bike!

Join Eric on his adventures as he escapes with some socks, flees from a birthday party, and goes camping on a very, very wet day in this beautifully illustrated rhyming book.


This was quite the adventure...and I'm not just saying the because the lead is a teeny tiny but giant in his own right SPIDER...but because it's really THREE stories in one!

We start out with an introduction to our hairy "friend" as he peeks from behind a pair of curtains only to take off the next moment with his eight legs adorned in mismatched socks, "borrowing" a bicycle built for a biped (but that doesn't stop him!), and getting himself locked up.  Yes, LOCKED UP!  Well, what did you expect?  That's what happens when you take what isn't yours, and parade around in mismatched socks and equally mismatched trainers.  Make that be a lesson for you all...  *giggle*

Next up, a camping trip...and if you think a spider can't have fun camping, you are ENTIRELY wrong.  No, he's not scaring the daylights out of people, or simply hanging out in a corner weaving a home.  No, our Eric is doing his own version of hang gliding, watersports, and even saving the day when his unprepared co-camper is being done in by the weather.'s amazing what one somewhat little guy can accomplish when he puts his head and eight legs to it. 

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Last but not least, we are invited to Eric's birthday bash...but apparently a particular party crasher was not, or at least his sheer size and species scares the daylights out of all the guests, including the star of the hour.  What's a spider and his bug friends to do when someone that can feast on their very lives swoops in out of the dark?  Continue the party?  Dive for cover?  Run for your life?  It's a toss up and I'll let you find out for yourselves what Eric chooses, but suffice it to say, this story is a good reminder choose your party location wisely, and take responsibility for the messes you make.

All in all, I had a dandy time with Eric and friend (as they technically remain undisclosed allowing readers young and old, girl and boy, to claim the spot for themselves!), and I think kiddos will too.  From the fun illustrations to the creative rhyming, there's a lot going on between the pages that will have you smiling, in stitches, or somewhere in between...and according to the end pages, there's still more to come!


About the author...

Living in Essex, Elaine Madle works as a support worker for adults with learning difficulties. In her spare time she loves creating stories especially since becoming a grandmother for the first time. Her brother and illustrator Shaun Madle who has always been supportive of her writing has provided a series of unique watercolour illustrations in order to bring her characters to life. 


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Special thanks to Faye of Faye Rogers PR for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the future adventures of this world trotting spider, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Clink Street Publishing, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!  Be sure to check out the other stops on this fabulous tour for more bookish fun...

Monday 28th May

Tuesday 29th May

Wednesday 30th May

Thursday 31st May

Friday 1st June

Saturday 2nd June

Sunday 3rd June
Monday 4th June

Tuesday 5th June

Wednesday 6th June

Thursday 7th June

Friday 8th June

Saturday 9th June

Sunday 10th June

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Alyssa Nelson said...

This sounds so cute! Not my kind of book, but my nephew will love something like this. Thanks for sharing--great review!

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