This is a fable about creativity and ambition. There is also a lesson about perseverance and hard work, but no moralizing.
Sigi is an unusual spider. When other spiders spin their webs, they only think about the insects they will trap. But Sigi has an ambition: she is an artist at heart. "Why waste such fine silk threads just to catch flies, when they can be woven into a wonderful ball-gown?" she says. And so Sigi opens her own fashion boutique, "Sigi and Thread." She spins and spins, but since the threads are saved for sewing, there are no webs, and alas, no flies to eat. When Princess Tamari orders a wedding gown, the tired and hungry spider sets out to create a masterpiece, and Princess Tamari rewards her for her fine work by taking good care of her.
Illustrations: Hilla Havkin
Partial English translation available