Sid and Sam (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Sid and Sam start to sing. But Sid doesn't stop. What can Sam do when Sid's song is too long?

Author Biography: Laura Godwin has written several I Can Read Books under the name of Nola Buck including the popular Creepy Crawly Critters and Other Halloween Tongue Twisters and Santas Short Suit Shrunk and Other Christmas Tongue Twisters. Ms. Godwin lives in New York City.

Stacey Schuett has illustrated many popular picture books including the ...

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Overview

Sid and Sam start to sing. But Sid doesn't stop. What can Sam do when Sid's song is too long?

Author Biography: Laura Godwin has written several I Can Read Books under the name of Nola Buck including the popular Creepy Crawly Critters and Other Halloween Tongue Twisters and Santas Short Suit Shrunk and Other Christmas Tongue Twisters. Ms. Godwin lives in New York City.

Stacey Schuett has illustrated many popular picture books including the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From by Franklyn M. Branley and Somewhere In The World Right Now which she also wrote.

Sid sings a long song that drives Sam crazy.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Catherine Campbell Wright
Beginning readers will delight in this story of Sid and Sam, two friends strolling through the park singing and just being silly! This book is one of "My First/I Can Read" books, and contains simple yet diverse and entertaining text. The illustrations are charming and whimsical, and fit perfectly with the text.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2Wandering around the park, Sid and Sam enjoy a silly singing game until Sam has finally had enough of the girl's unending song. " `So long, Sid!,' he says, `See you soon!' " The simple text has lots of repetition and clever wordplay. Karas's pencil, watercolor, and crayon illustrations convey the whimsy and delight of the children's friendship. The actions, facial expressions, and outfits are hilarious. This book is perfect for neophyte readers and is a wonderful companion to Chris Raschka's Yo! Yes? (Orchard, 1993). So long, Sid and Sam; see you in the library.Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
Hazel Rochman
Sam and Sid sing, but Sid will not stop. "Sid sang and sang and sang." Sid's song is so long that Sam says "so long." This very simple easy reader is part of the My First I Can Read Book series. Told with lots of repetition and illustrated with colorful cartoons that show Sid driving Sam crazy, the silly story will make preschoolers laugh and play with words.
Kirkus Reviews
Sid and Sam sing a song. They sing a long song. It is funny. Yes, this is a My First I Can Read Book, in which Buck (Christmas in the Manger, 1994, not reviewed, etc.) either mirrors or mocks basic primers. Readers can decide.

Sid, an African-American girl, and Sam, a red-headed boy, see each other and he begins to sing. Sid sings, too, and louder. Sam asks her to sing lower, so she gets low to the ground. Sam comments that her song is "so long" and she responds "So long?" "See you soon!" Sam says as he exits. The humor is pretty simple, and the puns will be clear to all but the youngest beginning readers, although the illustrations help with the jokes. Karas broadens the humor in his watercolors, giving the story a full park setting with statue, pond, benches, and animals dancing in the background. The whole endeavor runs to blatant exaggeration, but the effect is distinctly childlike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613058735
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: My First I Can Read Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 27
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Godwin has written several I Can Read Books under the name of Nola Buck including the popular Creepy Crawly Critters and Other Halloween Tongue Twisters and Santas Short Suit Shrunk and Other Christmas Tongue Twisters. Ms. Godwin lives in New York City.

Stacey Schuett has illustrated many popular picture books including the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From by Franklyn M. Branley and Somewhere In The World Right Now which she also wrote.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Cute for the truly early reader

    This is a great book for the early reader. My only reason for not giving it five stars is that the book will play on words with some frequency. My daughter can read the story, but will often have to have the word play explained to her. As we are trying to build comprehension skills as well enhance her reading fluency, this can make things a bit difficult!

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