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Sam and the Firefly
     

Sam and the Firefly

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by P. D. Eastman
 

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Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. In Sam and the Firefly, P. D. Eastman (author of Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!) introduces us to the dynamic duo of Sam and Gus, who soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing

Overview

Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. In Sam and the Firefly, P. D. Eastman (author of Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!) introduces us to the dynamic duo of Sam and Gus, who soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it’s up to Sam to help Gus “write” his wrongs.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"...provides interest, suspense and word repetition. Illustrations excellent. Recommended."—(starred) School Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394800066
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1958
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
60,610
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
AD140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

P. D. Eastman was one of the stars of the Beginner Books line with beloved classics like Are You My Mother?; Go, Dog. Go!; The Best Nest; and more!

From the Non-traditional book edition.

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Sam and the Firefly 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my son was born in 2000 I gave him all of my children's books I had as a child. Now that he's old enough I am reading them to him all the time. The other day he took out Sam and the Firefly and I asked him, 'Why this book?' as I always do. He answered, 'It has the Cat in the Hat on it.' We read it, and like Dr. Seuss, P.D. Eastman liked to write in a special way, and in a great way. I like reliving my childhood with my son and with the help of books like this. It's fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My name is Sam and every night when i was a child, my parents would read me this story. Its great i highly recommend this book.
Emma Dixon More than 1 year ago
I used to read this book as a child! I loved it and still do!!!
jannez64 More than 1 year ago
My aunt must have read me this book 100 times. I decided to get it for my 4 year old. He loves it! The narrator has a great voice. I still love it myself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is 17-months old and LOVES this book...she loves that it speaks to her and she already knows how to "turn" the pages...absolutely recommend this to the kids!
Ping Wang More than 1 year ago
This book is nice! :) and it would be funny for little kids! ;) I rated all five stars! I know you could see that
DonJ More than 1 year ago
My 7 year old grandson absolutely loved the book (as did his XX year old Mom). All things, Dr. Suess related, are enjoyable to him, me and his Mom.!
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Ann_W More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute story about somewhat unlikely friends, an owl and a firefly. One tries to keep the other out of trouble, with little luck, at first. So there's a lesson to be learned, but it's also an entertaining tale and a good book for children who are learning to read.
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Munsey More than 1 year ago
Love this book which makes my 3 and 5 year old laugh out loud! Great story of friendship and behavior that has consequences. A Dr Seuss book that does not disappoint
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my kids, now my gkids will get this.
Dara63 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite children's books. It is great for showing children that sometimes fun can be fun and then sometimes it can hurt other people. It shows it's important to think about how our actions affect others, using two fun characters.
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