Sammy Spider's First Purim

Sammy Spider's First Purim


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Sammy Spider wants to help Josh get ready for Purim. Instead, he gets stuck inside a grogger. How will he escape?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580130622
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Series: Sammy Spider Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 473,107
Product dimensions: 8.51(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sylvia A. Rouss is an award-winning author and early childhood educator, and the creator of the popular Sammy Spider series, celebrating its 25th anniversary with over half a million Sammy Spider books sold. She lives in California.

Katherine Janus Kahn studied Fine Arts at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem and at the University of Iowa. She has illustrated many children's books including Kar-Ben's popular Sammy Spider series. She lives in Wheaton, Maryland.

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Sammy Spider's First Purim 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Before the story starts there is a page of loud-noise words. The illustrations are also loud and busy, perhaps in keeping with a holiday that requires noise loud enough to drown out the name of Haman. Ms. Rouss manages to include the main points of Purim---reading Megillat Esther and making noise (see above), making and distributing mishloach manot, dressing in costume. She leaves some things out---the second kind of food in mishloach manot, whether Esther deserves exclusive credit for saving the Jews, other mitzvot---but this book is meant for 4-year-olds, not adults. Sammy gets into a dangerous situation and his mother rescues him. There is a refrain by his mother, "Silly little Sammy. ... Spiders, don't . Spiders spin webs." so kids can chime in and feel more involved in the story. All in all, a very reasonable, nicely structured book for a topsy-turvy holiday.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young spider wants to join in a s Josh and his mother bake hamantaschen, make a costume, and spin the grogger in celebration of Purim.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, read it to a class after we made our Grogs and the kids loved it!!
NJMamma More than 1 year ago
This is a great Purim Book to read to young children. Totally age appropriate for the younger set, which is hard to fiund for this holdiday.