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Stay-at-Home Sammy and the Runaway Spot
by Maria Nilsson Thore
Maria Nilsson Thore, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 32 pages | 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 | US$ 15.95
ISBN: 9780823436774 | 01-31-2017

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Acceptance & Belonging, Adventure, Friendship, Making Choices, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, K

CCSS Codes:
RF.2.3,3d,3e,3f,4,4a,4c
SL.2.1,1b,1c,2,3,4,6
L.2.3,4,4a,4b,4c,5,5a,5b,6
RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10
W.2.1,3,5,8

About the Book

Sammy, a leopard, wakes up to discover that one of her spots wants to run away—and a fun gatefold reveals a funny story-within-the-story about Sammy's mutinous spot!

Sammy is a leopard with 500 perfect spots. But one morning a spot is missing. It's a runaway spot! Sammy tries to catch it and stick it back on with tape, but the spot hops out the window and escapes. The spot is free! Quirky, dynamic art and a funny story will have young readers chuckling and considering what home means to them. The double gatefold feature reveals the story of the spot's adventures while on the run.

Educators' Guide
STAY-AT-HOME SAMMY AND THE RUNAWAY SPOT
Educator's guide featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.