Sammy Spider's First Mitzvah
Sammy Spider is back in his fifteenth adventure story, learning about Jewish holidays and values with his buddy Josh Shapiro. In this story, when Josh gets a cold―“Achoo!”―his friend Moti delivers some chicken soup to him, and Sammy Spider learns about the mitzvah of visiting the sick. You’ll also learn the Hebrew word for “Gesundheit!”
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||24|
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.
“This is yet another Sammy Spider tale that young children will love. I’ve read many Sammy Spider tales and this one is a perfect one to introduce the bikkur cholim.” — Feathered Quill
“Everyone’s favorite little spider is back, still spinning webs and still teaching children Jewish values in his delightful way. His latest adventure educates about the mitzvah of bikur cholim, visiting the sick to promote healing and to bring comfort and a sense of caring. Josh Shapiro isn’t feeling well and Sammy watches family and friends try to help. When he sees an opportunity, he pitches in, as well, and manages, in his own way, to help Josh feel better. Once again, young children are entertained while absorbing wholesome lessons, Jewish concepts and Hebrew vocabulary. The colorful art appeals, entices and brightens, adding to the feel-good theme.
Highly recommended for ages 3-8.” — Jewish Book World
“a good read-aloud for families or religious schools.” — Booklist Online