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Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays

Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays

by Sylvia A. Rouss, Katherine Janus Kahn (Illustrator)

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Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
Sammy Spider, a popular character for over twenty years, is here to explain to the youngest of children about Jewish holidays. Beginning with New Years, one brief sentence on each page captures the message of the holiday. Sometimes this includes a description of why there is a celebration: "Yom Ha'Atzma'ut is Israel's birthday," and sometimes an account of how it is celebrated: "On Yom Kippur we say we're sorry." Sammy Spider appears on most pages, though is not as integral a part of the story as in his many picture books. The paper collage illustrations give this board book an appropriately traditional feel. Holidays featured are: New Year, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Tu B'Shevat, Purim, Passover, Yom Ha'Atzma'ut, and Shavuot. Use this title to introduce children to the large "Sammy Spider" series and to become familiar was the names of many Jewish holidays. The minimal text will be appropriate for young listeners and will fit in preschool classrooms as well as home libraries. Reviewer: Emily Griffin

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Kar-Ben Publishing
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Sammy Spider Series
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Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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