Number one Sam

by Pizzoli, Greg,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Children's Large Print Books BRAILLE j FICTION Pizzoli CLJ9822
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
Call Number  BRAILLE j FICTION Pizzoli CLJ9822
An acclaimed, winning tale about losing -- from champion humorist and three-time Geisel-recipient Greg Pizzoli
They're off! Sam is the best race-car driver in history -- he is number one at every race! But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn't know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner? With his signature light touch, Greg Pizzoli's upbeat story about being a good sport is perfect for read-aloud.
* "Another winner from Pizzoli." --- Publisher's Weekly, starred review
* "The simple yet exciting text drives the story forward and will make it a popular choice at storytimes." --- School Library Journal, starred review
Don't miss these other favorites from Greg Pizzoli: The Watermelon Seed Good Night Owl The Book Hog The Twelve Days of Christmas Templeton Gets His Wish This Story is for You
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "They don't make dog racers better than Sam: He was number one in speed. He was number one at turns. And he was number one at finishing races in the number-one spot. On the day of the big race, he is happy and confident and steers his racer (which looks rather like a hot dog) around the track, neck and neck with elephant buddy Maggie. Then, with an effective color shift from bright pastels to moody blues, Sam lost. Young readers will identify with the shock of unexpected failure, as Sam arrives at the next big race quiet and nervous. (Observant sorts will notice the 1 on his race car has been crossed out in favor of 2.) But there are more important things than winning, as Sam gives up the lead to scoop some duckies off the path. Pizzoli's follow-up to the 2014 Geisel Award-winning The Watermelon Seed (the starring crocodile makes a cameo here) again uses cheery Rocky-and-Bullwinkle-style illustrations and sparse text to pull off a far more emotional feat than you'd expect.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sam the dog is a champion race-car driver, and he has the trophy wall to prove it. But racing isn't just a sport for Sam-it's his whole identity, and when he loses to his best friend Maggie the elephant, he's truly shaken up. "The night before the next race, Sam didn't sleep one wink," writes Geisel Award-winner Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed). Will Sam do anything to win back his title? What if it means mowing down five oblivious chicks who decide to cross the track at the very moment the race's outcome hangs in the balance? One thing's certain: this is another winner from Pizzoli, who employs the same naif drawing style and four-color spot printing technique that gave his debut a silly sweetness and distinctly artisanal feel. Working with a more straightforward narrative this time, Pizzoli adeptly builds tension and sympathy for Sam, so that even when the story wraps up with a familiar lesson-a little sportsmanship and selflessness go a long way-it feels like everybody really does win. Ages 3-5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Automobile racing -- Juvenile fiction.
Competition (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Braille books -- Specimens.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Automobile racing -- Fiction.
Competition -- Fiction.
Braille books.
Publisher New York :Disney*Hyperion Books,2014
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Number 1 Sam
Language English
Text in English with braille tape added.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) of print and braille : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781423171119
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