Sammy Salami

Sammy Salami

by Jerry Smath
     
 

Cat lovers and children will find out what determined feline Sammy hilariously does when he is left home alone.

When he discovers a scrawny, hungry cat in a trashcan outside his diner, Pete decides to adopt him. Before long the cat has earned his name: Sammy Salami. Along with his name comes his rotund figure! Things couldn't be better for Sammy.See more details below

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Overview

Cat lovers and children will find out what determined feline Sammy hilariously does when he is left home alone.

When he discovers a scrawny, hungry cat in a trashcan outside his diner, Pete decides to adopt him. Before long the cat has earned his name: Sammy Salami. Along with his name comes his rotund figure! Things couldn't be better for Sammy. That is, until Pete decides to take a vacation and leave Sammy behind. Sammy is not too pleased and sets out to join Pete. And that is when the madcap adventures begin!

Whimsical artwork and a heartwarming story bring to life this humorous tale that will please cat lovers and food lovers alike.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz
Pete Popolis works hard every day in his diner, preparing breakfast for his customers before they take the train to the city. He would like to take the train the other way to the mountains for a vacation but he is too busy. One day, emptying the trash, he finds a hungry cat that he names Sammy Salami, because salami turns out to be his favorite food. Soon Sammy is quite chubby, so much so that when Pete finally takes that vacation, Sammy cannot fit through the cat door to get food. So Sammy boards the train next day, hungry and searching for Pete. A kind lady takes him to her hotel. Pete is there, too, but Sammy cannot seem to make contact. It takes a chance meeting to set up the happy ending. The visual story is loaded with details that add immeasurably to the fun. When a frantic Pete tries to serve all of his customers, the pancakes fly; on the train is a father overloaded with sports equipment and his wicked-eyed daughter. The characters approach comic strip style but in naturalistic environments that make it all believable.
Kirkus Reviews
When the owner of Pete's Diner finds an orange, tiger-striped and scrawny cat in his garbage can, he names him Salami, after the cat's favorite food. Skinny Sammy Salami quickly becomes chubby, but Pete, worn out from doing all the diner chores without any help, longs for a vacation and packs up for a weekend in the mountains. When he doesn't return right away, Sammy pussyfoots his way onto the daily commuter train, thinking Pete is inside cooking, where a woman "rescues" him and names him Choo-choo. By chance, Lolly checks in to the resort where Pete is staying. Missed connections abound (Pete appears in the backgrounds), but coincidence continues as Pete and Lolly meet on the train home and Sammy/Choo-choo becomes the conduit that stirs up a happy ending for all-at Lolly & Pete's Diner. Busily detailed and cartoonish illustrations play up the humor and silliness: Sammy sports a blue cap, leash and sunglasses; Pete wears the same sunglasses, a small derby and mustache fringe. A fun scrambled story-no baloney. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810993501
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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