I’m not a huge fan of spiders. I’m not quite the screaming type but I have been known to reach for the ‘dreaded cup-and-birthday-card combo’, sorry Milton. But after meeting Milton and his mates I’m perhaps starting to feel a little less scared of these awesome little creatures.
Not everyone shares Zoe’s passion for creepy crawlies. And when Zoe’s dad learns that a deadly new species of spider is residing in their home, Milton’s life is imminent danger. And with Felicity Thrubwell the BugKILL lady intent on ending all of spider-kind it will surely only be matter of time before Milton’s life comes to a premature end. But Milton is convinced that it is just a big misunderstanding and with his entire species under threat and with a little help from some friends, creepy crawly and human, he sets out to tell the truth about spiders…
Swing over Spiderman, there’s a new spider-hero in town and his name is Milton the Mighty. He might not wear a suit and he may only be the size of a Polo mint but he has plenty of spider-powers. And he if he is to save himself, his friends and improve the reputation of spiders all around the world, he is going to need to muster every single last bit of courage, determination and charm to spin a web of truth and to stop the web - the technological one - of lies.
Written by Emma Read, a self-confessed arachnophobe, Milton the Mighty is a funny and heart-warming tale of standing up for what is right, standing up for yourself - even if you are very, very small, bravery and the dangers of fake news. Starring the friendliest, funniest and probably least scariest spider you’re ever likely to meet, Milton, along with his mates Audrey and Ralph and human friend Zoe, shine in this brilliant fast-paced story of friendship, teamwork and ingenious plans.
Full of courage, humour, heart, peril and littered with totally relatable scenarios from both the human and spider perspective, Milton the Mighty is all kinds of creepy crawly fun. Not only is this superhero story thoroughly enjoyable but it is full of spidery facts and helps to dispel some of the common myths about our eight-legged, eight-eyed friends, it may even help readers of all ages to see spiders in a new light.
Adding to the creepy crawly charm is the spider-iffic artwork of Alex G Griffiths and I loved the fab extras - ‘Spidery Science Stuff’ and ‘How to Speak Spider’. Milton provides the kind of superhero action that never fails to delight and I’m sure any child (or adult) that picks it up will enjoy it as much as I did. Giggles are guaranteed!
Recommended for 7+.