The list author says: "I love the African Spider-Trickster Anansi and the body of folktales that surround him. He is a sneaky, greedy, cheeky, lazy little delight who can be enjoyed by children as well as adults. His adventures not only entertain, they educate on important human concepts such as appetite, honesty, trust, sharing, giving, forgiving, family / community relationships, respect, courtesy, compassion, humility, friendship, loyalty, effort, duty, responsibility, work ethics, critical thinking, leadership, and citizenship within one's society.
The character of Anansi can be adapted and retold for every level from kindergarten reading time to college humanities / cultural appreciation courses. His tales are worth reading and discussing--perfect for classes, family time, bedtime, and storytelling time. Teachers and homeschooling parents can find many universal themes that make sturdy foundations for thematic lesson building. More advanced topics that can be discussed using the Anansi tales are the seven deadly sins, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the Virtue of the Small, and Campbell / Jung archetypes. Drama, voice, and theater teachers might find some excellent ways to teach basic acting, speech, and theatrical presentation with the spider tales.
Perhaps, my eclectic list will be helpful for you in identify the best Anansi products! Enjoy!"