Sam at the Seaside

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When Sam tries to have fun in the sun, everything she tries leads to trouble. But soon she finds a smelly dead fish to roll in and suddenly the beach seems like a much better place to be. This Level 1 first reader contains short stories, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, simple visual clues and lots of repetition.
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Overview

When Sam tries to have fun in the sun, everything she tries leads to trouble. But soon she finds a smelly dead fish to roll in and suddenly the beach seems like a much better place to be. This Level 1 first reader contains short stories, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, simple visual clues and lots of repetition.
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With their short sentences and easy vocabulary, these titles provide sound beginning-reading practice.

Children ? will be delighted with this offering from Mary Labatt. The story ? is aimed at beginning readers who will appreciate the repetition of the words, the few sentences on each page, and the simplicity of the text ? Marisol Sarrazin’s delightful illustrations are perfectly suited to the story and will please readers of any age.

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Loveable Sam is excited at the prospect of an outing to the seaside even though she has no idea what the seaside is. Once there she tries to join in the fun—playing in the water, digging in the sand, and scavenging for food. Unfortunately for her things really are not much fun because the kids don't want her throwing sand on them while they are building a sandcastle, her explorations result in a nose nip by a crab, and a seagull grabs food from right under her nose. Finally Sam smells something delicious—a dead fish. She rolls in the sand and, much to the consternation of her owners, Bob and Joan, comes away smelling like a dead fish herself. This Level 1 reader in the "Kids Can Read" series will appeal to those who have read previous stories about Sam, as well as new readers. She has great expressions and Labatt and Sarrazin make a doggone good team.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Sam is excited and curious when her owners take her to the seaside. She runs into trouble, however, when she ruins a sandcastle, is bitten by a crab, rolls over a dead fish, etc. Children will relate to the pup's unintentional naughtiness. In the second title, Sam becomes excited when a new family moves in next door. But when the children invite her over, she is disappointed by the game of "house" they want to play with her as the "baby," and she shows them that she prefers such activities as chewing toys. The lively paintings in both books are expressive of the puppy's varied emotions. With their short sentences and easy vocabulary, these titles provide sound beginning-reading practice. Nonreaders will enjoy listening to them.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
CM Magazine
Children ? will be delighted with this offering from Mary Labatt. The story ? is aimed at beginning readers who will appreciate the repetition of the words, the few sentences on each page, and the simplicity of the text ? Marisol Sarrazin’s delightful illustrations are perfectly suited to the story and will please readers of any age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553378778
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Kids Can Read Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 496,981
  • Age range: 5 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Labatt is an editor and writer. She is the author of the Dog Detective Sam mystery series, the Sam and Friends graphic mystery novels, the Puppy Sam level one early readers and a novel called A Puppy is for Loving. With all these dog books you can guess what Mary does on her Clear Creek, Ontario farm. She breeds and raises Rough Collies and Welsh Springer Spaniels. In the picture you can see Mary with two of her collie mothers, Annabel and Chloe.
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