SAMMY SPIDER'S FIRST SHAVUOT
shavuotby Sylvia A. Rouss
illustrated by Katherine Janus Kahn
“What’s a recipe?” Sammy Spider asks his mother as he watches Mrs. Shapiro measure milk and flour. It was almost Shavuot and Mrs. Shapiro was making blintzes.
“It’s a list of instructions,” Mrs. Spider explains. “FIRST she’ll make the pancakes, THEN she’ll add the filling, and FINALLY she’ll roll them up.”
As Sammy follows the holiday preparations, young readers will learn how the Torah, which was given on Shavuot, is also a “recipe for life.”