Sammy Spider's First Tu B'shevat
  • Sammy Spider's First Tu B'shevat
  • Sammy Spider's First Tu B'shevat
ISBN: 1580130658
EAN13: 9781580130653
Language: English
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.1" H x 10.9" L x 8.4" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Spring is in the air and Sammy Spider watches as Josh Shapiro lowers the roots of a small tree into the ground. As spring turns to summer and summer to fall, Sammy watches Josh nurture the small tree as it sprouts tiny buds, then full blossoms, then colorful autumn leaves. Birds and squirrels come to visit the tree, and as autumn turns to winter, the leaves drop and the birds leave. Sammy worries as the tree shivers in the cold winter air. And then, as he practices weaving a new web, he gets an idea.

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   wonderful children's book about Jewish Holidays
There is a wonderful children's book. I bought the whole set for him and he is loving it. He started them when he was 3 years old.
   A Book of Seasons
I don't know how the idea of a spider family became the basis for a series of books about Jewish holidays, but my kids and their friends love them. Tu B' Shevat is the New Year of the trees. Sammy asks his mother what her family is doing in the books. Even if it doesn't concern spiders, the mother always has an answer. Some of the signs of the seasons can be seen this time as we watch the progression of the seasons. Each season has a two- page picture showing the house and yard as it appears. These are a good way of teaching kids how to recognize differences. The story is more than a full year in length because it is a book of seasons. I don't think the book did a good enough job explaining the holiday or its importance to Judaism but it seems to work for my kids.
   More about the seasons trhan the holiday, but nice
The festival of Tu B' Shevat is mentioned in the Sammy Spider Jewish holiday series for small children, but the book is more about the changes of the seasons. The focus on tree- planting is appropriate since there aren't a lot of other rituals associated with this holiday. Sammy Spider is watching his neighbors celebrate with fruit and nuts. The colorful paper- cut illustrations follow the tree through the seasons, showing the leaves changing colors as the Shapiros care for their yard. It's a nice book, it's a secular presentation of nature.
   Reading and learning is fun
The significance of the ' New Year of the Trees' for our ancestors is something my little grandchildren enjoy learning about.