Sammy the Seal (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1)

Sammy the Seal (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1)

by Syd Hoff
     
 

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A seal at school!

What happens when Sammy, the adventurous seal, leaves the zoo for the day? He goes to the city, finds a school full of kids and new things to do -- and he even learns to read!

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A seal at school!

What happens when Sammy, the adventurous seal, leaves the zoo for the day? He goes to the city, finds a school full of kids and new things to do -- and he even learns to read!

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Children's Literature
Syd Hoff's classic was one of the original "And I Can Read Book," and it still works its magic on toddlers and learning readers alike. There is something very endearing about Sammy's desire to see the world;his wide-eyed exploration of it;his ability to learn to read—and write his name—after only one day in school;and his satisfaction in returning home to his pool in the zoo after a full day of adventures, his curiosity sated. Sammy becomes the child in all of us. We want our adventures, but isn't it wonderful to have a home to return to? Hoff's simple words convey these feelings just right, and his colorful 1950s-style illustrations still work. This recent repackaging of the book includes an audiotape read with fulsome importance—offset by jaunty background music. But the original book still stands on its own. 2000 (orig. 1959), HarperChildren's Audio, $14.95. Ages 2 to 6. Reviewer:Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064442701
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
I Can Read Book 1 Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
61,891
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Syd Hoff was a much-loved and much-read author and illustrator of numerous books for children, most notably the Danny and the Dinosaur titles and Sammy the Seal. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. His cartoons became regular features in many magazines and newspapers. Sid Hoff was born in 1912 and died in 2004, at ninety-one. His books continue to delight readers worldwide.

Syd Hoff was a much-loved and much-read author and illustrator of numerous books for children, most notably the Danny and the Dinosaur titles and Sammy the Seal. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. His cartoons became regular features in many magazines and newspapers. Sid Hoff was born in 1912 and died in 2004, at ninety-one. His books continue to delight readers worldwide.

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