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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Series: Sammy Spider's First Books
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing (June 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929371461
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929371467
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.2 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Preschoolers love Sammy." -- Gila Wertheimer, Chicago Jewish Star

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It is a great way for children to learn about Hanukkah.
SSM
We have ALL the Sammy Spider Jewish Holiday books and I hope they make more.
Marisol
This is an adorable Hanukkah book with colorful pictures.
Lori Nichols

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 1997
Format: Paperback
Sammy's First Hanukkah not only introduces preschoolers to Hanukkah in a way that is right on their level, it also reviews numbers and colors as well. A perfect book for the holidays.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is an ideal choice for very young children, as it portrays a fun and interesting view of Hanukkah that is very much in keeping with a small child's own perceptions of the holiday, namely, candle lighting, dreidel playing and latke eating. The story is simply told and the illustrations are colorful and reminiscent of Eric Carle's work. It is a quick reading book that my two and half year old enjoyed a great deal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reader Views on November 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
Reviewed by Leslie Granier and Nicholas Lopez (age 5) for Reader Views (10/07)

Sammy Spider and his mother live on the ceiling of the Shapiro family's house. On the first night of Hanukkah, the Shapiros light one candle in the menorah and their son Josh is given a dreidel to spin. Sammy likes to warm his cold feet by the candles. He also enjoys watching the dreidel spin and asks his mother for one of his own. His mother tells him that spiders spin webs, not dreidels. Each consecutive night an additional candle is lit and Josh is given a different colored dreidel. Sammy keeps asking his mother for a dreidel but gets the same response. At the end of Hanukkah, Sammy is sad because he still has no dreidel of his own. His mother presents him with a clever gift - eight different colored socks (the same colors as the dreidels Josh received) each with a little dreidel spun on the end.

Nicholas had no trouble recognizing the colors (except rose because it appeared to be the same color as brown) and liked seeing the names of the colors so he could learn how to spell them. He thought it was funny that Sammy could wear eight socks that were all different colors and was happy his feet would not be cold anymore. He was also happy that Sammy finally got the dreidel that he wanted. He was not thrilled with the illustrations of the Shapiro family's faces. (They were a little abstract).

"Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah" is a good source for teaching young children about colors and numbers and at the same time explaining certain Jewish traditions.

Book received free of charge
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shaya on October 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Kosher consumer should be both aware and wary. Sammy actively does things with the Menorah which are not permitted according to Jewish Law. As is said in the prayer " Haneiros Hallalu", these candles are Holy and we do not have permission to use them for our own benefit. For the Orthodox consumer, these details ae significant !.
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A Kid's Review on November 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is absolutely the most wonderful book for introducing children to the holiday. I have read it to and with first and second-grade children for years as a teacher. The children are so enchanted and just LOVE chiming in after they "get" the pattern. They "incidentally" learn their ordinal numbers (first, second, third) as part of the fun. They just love Sammy and his mother and totally relate to his wishes for a dreidl! Then they are soooo happy that he gets his wish. A really heart-warming and beautifully illustrated story.

I bought this book at Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They have recreated a colonial village with actual homes that existed long ago. The Shapiro house is there! The Shapiro's were among the first Jewish settlers in America. When you visit Strawberry Banke, there are actors/guides in the homes, so we got to tour the home and speak with "Mrs. Shapiro" as she cooked her family's dinner. Though we searched and searched for Sammy, my daughter and I decided that he must have been hiding that day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By judi on January 1, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I read this with my Junior kindergarten class and my grandchildren and they all enjoyed it. Sammy is a favorite of the children.
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If your little one is learning colors and counting this book has lots of repetition. My two year old liked it and my five year old liked it the first two times but didn't want to read it anymore after that.
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I view SHALOMTV ON COXCABLE AND ON THE WEB THEY ALWAYS HAVE THIS SERIES AND I JUST LOVE THEM. IWISH THEY HAD AN AUDIO SERIES
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