Spring is in the air and Sammy Spider watches as Josh Shapiro lowers the roots of a small tree into the ground. As spring turns to summer and summer to fall, Sammy watches Josh nurture the small tree as it sprouts tiny buds, then full blossoms, then colorful autumn leaves. Birds and squirrels come to visit the tree, and as autumn turns to winter, the leaves drop and the birds leave. Sammy worries as the tree shivers in the cold winter air. And then, as he practices weaving a new web, he gets an idea . . .
This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.


Julie Fortenberry

Julie Fortenberry


Julie Fortenberry is an abstract painter and a children’s book illustrator. She has a master of fine arts degree from Hunter College in New York. Her illustrations have appeared in Highlights High Five, Ladybug, and Babybug magazines. Her children’s books include Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast (Kar-Ben),Sadie and the Big Mountain (Kar-Ben), and Pippa at the Parade (Boyds Mills Press). She lives in Westchester County, New York.



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