Sam and the Big Kids
Illustrator(s): Emily Arnold McCully
Paperback | Pages : 24
Size: 8 X 10 | USD $6.99
ISBN: 9780823430604 | Pub Date: 2014-01-11
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Ebook, Hardcover
Themes: Easy Readers, Family & Relationships, Acceptance & Belonging
About the Book
Poor Sam! He wants to play with the big kids. "You are too small," they tell him. "Go home." They hide from Sam, then they won't let him play in their fort. But when the big kids need help, who saves the day? Sam, of course!
New readers will relate to being excluded by older kids, and they'll cheer for Sam when he shows that he can help, even though he's not big. Watercolor illustrations with pen-and-ink highlight the subtle emotions in this charming book.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN
"Young kids who know what it's like to be told 'you're too little' will relate to Sam's story, cheer Sam's heroism, and delight in their own achievement of reading this all by themselves.—The Bulletin
"SAM will strike home with little brothers and sisters everywhere who always get left out when the 'big kids' are playing . . . Superb . . . for the very earliest readers ."—School Library Journal
About the Series
"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal
"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews
"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews
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