A long time ago, in a country far away, there once lived a very vain emperor who liked to spend a lot of his people's money clothes for himself, and to preen, and to look his best. One day two men arrived who told the emperor they were tailors. The men ordered the best fabric, which they kept for themselves, to sell in a market, and instead they pretended to weave and make new clothes for the emperor. These rogues tricked the emperor into believing he had new clothes - which he wore in a great procession in front of his people. It was only the courage of a little boy who drew everyone's attention to the truth...This story is retold from a Hans Christian Andersen story. The Tarantula Tales are much-loved traditional fairy tales and fables, retold for today with friendly and humorous illustrations, for any time and bedtime. The series is ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds, and perfect for new readers to tackle alone.