Spider McDrew is a hopeless case – or so everyone says – but somehow he always manages to surprise everyone. Spider is slow and a dreamer, the sort of child who is always one step behind the rest of the class, but this doesn't mean he's stupid – far from it. Three gently humorous stories about this lovable character – his adventures at school. There's a football story – quite by accident Spider scores the winning goal; a pet story – Spider brings a cow into the playground for his school pets' project! And a school play story where Spider stars, by default. Bursting with character and originality, the author offers acutely perceptive snapshots of contemporary school life.