Pizzoli, Greg, Number One Sam. Disney Hyperion, 2014. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.
Sam is a racer who regularly wins. He’s Number One Sam. When he loses a race, however, he begins to lose confidence in himself. The next race he get off to a rocky start, but quickly pulls ahead. When 5 baby chicks appear in the road, however, will Sam find a way to protect them without losing the race?
This cute, cheesy picture book is simple to read. Its pictures are detailed and colorful. The end message is adorable. Young children and parents will love this t aloud. PreK only. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.