Sammy Spider's First Tu B'Shevat

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2001-08-01
BISACS JUV017090, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Features Reviewed


AJL Newsletter

“Kudos are due Kar-Ben. . . for publishing a book on the subject of Tu B’Shevat since that holiday has virtually no picture book literature available for young children. . . Sammy. . . remains a perennial favorite.” —AJL Newsletter

Dayton Jewish Journal

“. . .a gentle celebration of the seasons, and a warm introduction to the holiday celebrating the birthday of the trees. . . colorful handmade papers and inventive papercuts are a bright and charming complement to the text.” —Dayton Jewish Journal

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

“. . . charming book. . . brightly colored artwork that is sure to delight a young child.” —Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

Author: Sylvia A. Rouss

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.

Illustrator: Katherine Janus Kahn

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.