Sam­my Spi­der’s First Mitzvah

Sylvia A. Rouss
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By – October 31, 2014

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.

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Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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