Sammy's Suitcase

Sammy's Suitcase

by Lisa Rojany Buccieri, Sachiko Yoshikawa
     
 

SAMMY AND COUSIN Max are taking a train to visit Pop-Pop and Grammy Sue. No sooner do they leave the station than bedlam ensues— the train breaks down, there is no food for the hungry passengers, cows block the train tracks, and much more. But have no fear, Sammy’s special suitcase always comes to the rescue.

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Overview

SAMMY AND COUSIN Max are taking a train to visit Pop-Pop and Grammy Sue. No sooner do they leave the station than bedlam ensues— the train breaks down, there is no food for the hungry passengers, cows block the train tracks, and much more. But have no fear, Sammy’s special suitcase always comes to the rescue.

This very kid-friendly story is loaded with kid-humor, wonderful funny illustrations with lots of humorous detail, and great pop-ups. And it’s specially made just for kids. Plus, it has a handle, just like a suitcase.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
This is the kind of pop-up book that has to be read several times before all of its words, pictures and actions seem to come together. Simply put, it is about a boy named Sammy taking a trip on a train to visit his grandparents. On each page there is one large, complicated pop-up with many moving parts, some of them difficult to comprehend immediately. Even the backgrounds are sometimes confusing. Are they on the train riding through the inside of the station? The seats on the train look like schoolroom chairs. Sammy, the protagonist, carries an amazing suitcase. Regardless of the emergency, he opens his suitcase and all problems can be solved. It holds all the necessary tickets, lots of food, a train engine repair kit, a crane large enough to move a herd of cows from the tracks, an extensive set of cleaning tools and a spare tire to replace the flat one on his grandfather's car. Call it fantasy, call it bizarre , the book is full of imagination, color and activity; and it even comes with a handle at the top of the book. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

This book is designed to look like a suitcase, complete with a cut-out handle that makes it easy to tote around. Settled aboard a train, Sammy and his older cousin Max are off to visit Pop-Pop and Grammy Sue. As Max snoozes away, one problem after another arises, each quickly and competently solved by Sammy with the contents of his amazing suitcase. In different spreads, readers lift flaps to open the bag, deploying a smorgasbord of food for hungry passengers, a tool kit to repair the broken-down engine, a crane to move cows off the tracks, and more. After the travelers reach their destination and are warmly greeted by their grandparents, Sammy and his suitcase save the day once again during the car trip home. While the tale seems focused more on a concept than on storytelling, the bright-hued illustrations are filled with amusing details and the pop-ups are fairly sturdy, well executed, and entertaining. A supplemental purchase.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375842368
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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