Sammy Spider wants to help Josh get ready for Purim. Instead, he gets stuck inside a grogger. How will he escape?...
|Title||:||Sammy Spider's First Purim|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Sammy Spider's First Purim Reviews
Sammy spider is watching the boy in his household get ready for the Jewish holiday of Purim and learning all about it. Right toddler and up. Perfect one on one and very easily understood with a little humor.
Sammy Spider wants to go to Synagogue when he sees Josh creating his costume. Of course, Sammy's mother doesn't think he should go because he is a spider and spiders spin webs. When Sammy sees Mrs. Shapiro making hamantaschen, he wants to make some too. But of course, he is reminded by his mother that spiders spin webs. Sammy watches as Josh makes his grogger. When it is time for josh to leave for the celebration, Sammy finds himself trapped inside the grogger. How will he ever get out?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.
Poor Sammy! He is always getting mixed up in the preparations for some holiday or another, in aid of explaining those holidays to the young. This time his curiousity gets him stuck in a homemade grogger (noisemaker) used for Purim. For children unfamiliar with the holiday, or who just need a reminder of what happens, this basic text would be fine. However, it just didn't catch my son's attention. Because it only outlines what will happen, rather than showing the celebration itself or telling the story of Esther, we didn't find this PJ Library selection essential (we preferred other stories that either showed a Purim celebration or retold the story).
The illustrations were colorful and the discussion of Purim traditions was nice, but I didn't like how Sammy's mother kept telling him that he couldn't participate in X, Y, or Z Jewish tradition because he was a spider. My son and I imagined the spider going to the synagogue and partaking in lots of fun Jewish activities instead.
Sammy Spider is full of learning moments for young children. With Sammy we are able to learn about Purim and others in this series. Review of this book here: http://bit.ly/vz2DdO