SAMMY SPIDER'S FIRST TU B'SHEV
childrensbooksSammy watches as the seasons pass and trees blossom, bear fruit, and shed their leaves. When Tu B'Shevat arrives, his spinning skills provide a gift for his favorite tree. Sammy watches the Shapiros plant a tree in early spring. The year passes as the tree grows and Sammy learns about the seasons as it flowers in the summer and its leaves turn in the fall. Tu B'Shevat is mentioned as the New Year for trees, when the Shapiros celebrate with nuts and dried fruit and the planting of a sapling. It's not clear whether or not the tree at the beginning of the book was also planted on Tu B'Shevat. The paper-cut illustrations in vivid colors show the changing tree and the family caring for their yard.