Story and paintings by David Kirk

In 1992, master toymaker, storyteller, and painter David Kirk created Miss Spider for his young daughter, Violet. Her fascination with the bug world and nature inspired him to create a story about a lonely spider who triumphs over rejection and fear through her goodness and love. Miss Spider’s Tea Party became an immediate bestseller and launched a book series that sold more than five million copies in twelve languages.

For more than fifteen years, David Kirk’s tales of Miss Spider and her family have won the hearts of a generation of children and parents with their life-affirming outlook. Created entirely in 3-D computer-generated art and animation, Miss Spider’s magical world of characters and stories have entertained, educated, and inspired tens of millions of fans with a series of more than fifty books, as well as television, DVDs, interactive games, and digital programming.