Jewish Values: Sammy Spider's First Simhat Torah

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32 p.
In this latest installment of the popular Sammy Spider series, the curious arachnid, along with his human counterpart, Josh, learn about Simhat Torah. Both discover how on this holiday a yearly cycle of reading the entire Torah, “the Jewish people’s favorite story,” is completed and is begun again. It is compared to Josh imploring his parents to read to him once again his favorite book about creation. The inquisitive spider manages to hitch a ride to the evening synagogue services stuck to Josh’s candied apple. Once there, Sammy joins in the celebration thanking God for the gift of the Torah. Devoted fans will recognize the familiar format of large text coupled with bright collage illustrations, as well as Sammy’s mother’s familiar rejoinder to her son’s questions: “Silly little Sammy. Spiders don’t… Spiders spin webs.”
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