Lowry, Lois All About Sam, 170 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1988. $5.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Sam Krupnik is growing up fast and experiencing life—from the miracles of rolling, to hiding his broccoli, to his first pet and beyond. Go along on Sam’s adventures for his first few years and laugh out loud at the way Sam—and most kids—see the world.
This is a simple novel aimed at an elementary audience. Sam’s voice is wonderful and believable and readers of all ages will appreciate his new discoveries and adventures. I first read this as an elementary student, and reading this new edition years later was just as fun.
EL—ESSENTIAL Reviewer: TC