Sammy Spider's First Day of School

( 1 )
$7.95 price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $5.51   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Sammy Spider is off on another adventure. He crawls onto Josh's lunchbox to go to school with Josh. At school, Sammy crawls out and joins the children as they listen to Miss Sarah, the teacher, read the book about Noah's Ark. During the group discussion, they talk about kindness to animals. The day at school continues as the children participate in a number of activities that Sammy observes unnoticed by the children. Outside during the break after snack time, one of the children spots Sammy. Some of the children are afraid of the spider and one child says to step on it. However, Josh reminds the students about their discussion on kindness to animals; he lets Sammy crawl on his hand. The children are less scared and they take turns holding Sammy until it is time to let the spider go back to its environment. Sammy crawls back into the safety of Josh's backpack so that he can go home. Colorful, cut-out paper illustrations work together supporting the story. Readers who enjoyed this story of Sammy Spider will find several more books about him and his adventures. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822585848
  • Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Sammy Spider Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 490,020
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 11, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    really cute story

    It is Josh Shapiro's first day of preschool. Sammy Spider, who lives with his family in the Shapiro's house, wants to go with Josh. Mrs. Spider says that Sammy is silly because spiders don't go to school. However, Sammy sneaks into Josh's backpack. Sammy gets to listen to a story about Noah's ark, hear the children tell about their pets, and watch them as they learn about kindness to animals. He does not go outside with the children to the bird feeder because, well we know that some birds like to eat spiders! When they return, he crawls near Josh, but some of the children who are afraid of spiders see him and want to step on him. What will happen to Sammy? Will anyone save him?
    This is the eleventh book in the Sammy Spider series that includes Sammy Spider's First Passover and Sammy Spider's First Shabbat. Sammy Spider's First Trip to Israel was named a Sydney Taylor Honor book by the Association of Jewish Libraries.
    In Sammy Spider's First Day of School, author Sylvia Rouss tells a really cute story, augmented by Katherine Kahn's colorful, stylized illustrations, that will appeal to all children, especially those who might be getting ready for their first day of school. Parents, both Jewish and otherwise, will appreciate the lesson on kindness to animals. We need to remember that even spiders have their place in God's order because they keep down other vermin which could be dangerous to humans. It was a pleasure to read and review.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)