Milton the Mighty

Publisher: Chicken House

Review

All that Milton wants is to be left alone to scuttle around the house, drink ladybird juice and spend time with his fellow arachnid pals Audrey and Ralph. But when an exterminator moves into the neighbourhood and starts spreading false claims that he's deadly, his life is thrown into jeopardy...

Luckily, Zoe - one of the humans Milton lives with - is determined to seek out the truth about spiders. But will she ever be able to convince her arachnophobic dad that Milton and his mates are perfectly harmless?

Milton the Mighty is a charming tale of standing up for what's right, being brave, and searching out the truth for yourself - all very relevant messages.

But it's also got heaps of warmth and humour along with fun illustrations from Alex G Griffiths – and written by Emma Read, a reformed arachnophobe, it will make you see spiders in a completely new light (you might learn a thing or two along the way as well).

Above all, Milton the Mighty is a reminder that we can all make a big difference – no matter how small we are.

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