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Sammy Spider's First Purim Paperback – January 1, 2000
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About the Author
Katherine Janus Kahn has been illustrating children's books for over 25 years, including the Sammy Spider series and the Ziz books. Her vivid illustrations, in a watercolor and cut-out technique, have been compared to the work of Eric Carle.
Top Customer Reviews
In these books Sammy observes the human family and asks his mother what they are doing. The mother always seems to have the answer even if it doesn't concern spiders (they just spin webs). This time Sammy is watching the family getting ready for a Purim celebration. Sammy is full of questions and tends to ask them very loudly. At one point Sammy even needs to be rescued by his mother.
This is a book of noises but they are not your typical children's book noises. There is more about this holiday in the book than in the Tu B'Shevat volume but only the superficial symbols. There is a short version of the story of Purim included at the end of the book but it is very basic and simple. Still, my children (six and under) did find the book entertaining.
Children will enjoy another lesson learned adventure with Sammy the spider. Colorful swatches, geometric shapes and simple sentences makes this story an easy read and fun to look at. Children will also learn basic part of the Purim celebration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
my great grandson loves sammy. However, i havn't mailed this to him as yet since purim is at the end of march i don;'t know if he will love it as much as rhe hannukah book.Published 3 months ago by ARLENE GALLER
Very, very, cute book. I definitely would recommend this book! My son love this and we had fun reading it.Published on April 1, 2014 by Eli
The pictures are great and so is the story. Our son really likes this book and keeps bring it over for us to read it.Published on February 7, 2013 by Tanya J. Feldberg
What Jewish kid doesn't love Sammy the Spider. I bought the whole collection for my son. He loves them so much.Published on August 9, 2012 by Shyanne
I very much enjoyed reading this story to the kids. Sammy keeps yelling out "MOTHER!" It made the story fun to read. And it builds up excitement for the holiday.Published on May 21, 2001 by Rich Sieger