Sammy Spider's First Book of Prayers

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

A first Jewish prayer book introduces children to daily and Shabbat prayers, plus special prayers.

Sammy Spider watches Josh Shapiro and his family as they recite standard prayers for a variety of occasions. Engaging, rhyming text explains when and why Josh prays. This giftable book includes the prayers: Modeh Ani, Prayer, Hamotzi, Birkat Hamazon, Sh’ma, Hashkiveinu, Shabbat Blessings, Ye’vare’checha, Havadalah, Shehechiyanu, Mi Sheberach, Tefilat Haderech, A Prayer for our Country, A Prayer for Jerusalem, Mourner’s Kaddish, and Oseh Shalom.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-11-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV017090, JUV002140
Dewey 296.4/5
Dimensions 8.625 x 11
Lexile 570
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

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.


AJL Newsletter

“The illustrations here are both descriptive and evocative of the occasions, making it easy to use.”— Fred Isaac, Temple Sinai, Oakland, CA, AJL Newsletter

Jewish Book World

“I wish I had this book when I was getting familiar with Judaism to understand the spirit of the prayers. It is a charming introduction, emphasizing being grateful. I consider that a key element of Judaism, so this book is close to my heart.” — Gabor Por, Jewish Book World