SAM: The Cat Without a Tail

SAM: The Cat Without a Tail

by Gloria Lintermans


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Sam: The Cat Without A Tail follows the trials of Sam, a young Manx cat with a soft, white puff of a tail. As he discovers that he is indeed different from everyone around him, he learns and helps to teach the importance and beauty of diversity and self-worth.

"Sam: The Cat Without a Tail is a children's picturebook about Sam, a white kitten without a tail - just a stump of fur. Although Sam is adopted into a loving home, he feels shy and ashamed about his lack of a tail. Can Sam learn to develop confidence? A few facts about Max cats and a note to parents and caregivers about supporting children's self-worth round out this charming, purrfectly delightful story." --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

"Sam: The Cat Without a Tail, written by Gloria Lintermans and illustrated by Kristina Tosic, is a delightful story about difference and acceptance. The first thing that everyone, people and other cats, notice about Sam is that he has no tail. The other cats make fun of Sam and he feels lonely and left out because he can't do the things the others can do. When Sam overcomes his fear and achieves what the other cats couldn't, he learns to accept his difference as what makes him special and unique. The book includes suggestions for parents and caregivers on how to encourage the children to develop feelings of self-worth by appreciating difference and accepting diversity." --Norah Colvin, Founder, readilearn

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613431207
Publisher: Blooming Twig Books
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Gloria Lintermans has been a syndicated fashion and beauty columnist for 25 years. She believes that there is a great need for children to understand that it is our differences that make each of us special and this world a peaceful world in which to live.

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BookItUp More than 1 year ago
This was such a rewarding book to read with the little ones. Being read out loud to formed so many lasting, happy memories in my childhood, and I think it’s important to carry on traditions like these. Lintermans has written a book that is engaging and entertaining, and also teaches some very valuable lessons for youngsters too. I enjoyed it as well and I have no doubt it will be one I’m asked to reread quite often now.
GemmaDavison More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a new book to read with my niece, she is 3 years old and loves animals of all kinds, and is particularly fond of dogs and cats. So 'Sam: The Cat Without A Tail' by Gloria Lintermans seemed like a good choice. It follows adorable little fluffball Sam, a cat who doesn't have a tail like all the other cats. Sam learns to love himself and embrace his differences, and it makes for such an uplifting and warm children's story, and a character that they are sure to fall in love with. My niece just loved the story and I think it teaches her an important lesson just as she is about to start nursery. She now understands, with help from this adorable book (with amazing illustrations by the way) that being different is a good thing, and you can really benefit from spending time with people who are not exactly like you are. I hope she uses the lesson in this book to make lots of new friends at nursery.
ValeryElias16 More than 1 year ago
Sam: The Cat Without a Tail by Gloria Lintermans is a helpful book for children when it comes to boosting self esteem. Sam is a Manx cat, and without a tail get teased mercilessly by other cats in the neighborhood. He regains his self worth when he discovers that even though he is a bit different, he is still wonderful. This is a valuable little book that extols the virtues of tolerance, and provides an awesome example of self acceptance and awareness for children. At the end of the book there is a section that builds on these notions with actionable steps to teach self worth for kids ranging from finding ways for children to experience success to avoiding stereotypes of what is appropriate play for boys or girls. Lovely illustrations round out this helpful book. Highly recommend.
Baryl More than 1 year ago
What an adorable book to help children appreciate the unique differences they hold within themselves. Kids can sometimes feel down and low because other kids have pointed out what makes them different from everyone else. This beautiful book shows kids how they can embrace being different and how being different makes them special by not being like everyone else. Great book, and I'll definitely be recommending it to parents and teachers to share with children of many ages.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Sam: The Cat Without a Tail is a children’s picture book written by Gloria Lintermans and illustrated by Kristina Tasic. Alex was thrilled when his mom came home one day with a kitten for him. He fell in love with the little face that peeked out at him from the cardboard box that the kitten had come home in. Alex named his kitten Sam and showed him to his big brother, Richard. Richard laughed at Sam’s fuzzy little tail, which was more of a stub than what Richard considered a real tail. Sam knew that Alex liked him, even if Richard laughed and called him Stubby. But it was when Sam began to get to know the other cats in the neighborhood that he realized that his tail was different from theirs -- and that he was different as well. He began to hide in the house more and tried to avoid being seen by other cats. When he hid in the pantry, the door closed on him, and he was locked in the dark until Alex came looking for him. Sam got more and more unhappy and scared until Aunt Marsha came to visit. Then things suddenly turned out just fine. Lintermans includes an appendix on the Manx cat as well as Information for Parents and Caregivers on the development of self-worth in children. Gloria Lintermans’s children’s picture book, Sam: The Cat Without a Tail, is a story that will resonate with any child who feels different from or not as good, fast or smart as his/her peers or siblings. As Sam finds, having things in common with others makes it a lot easier to become one of the group and to feel the self-worth needed to interact in a positive way with others. Lintermans’s little kitten is indeed special with skills of his own that save the day, as, indeed, each child is unique and special. The author’s message is so inspirational because it challenges kids to find out what makes them special, and it alerts parents, caregivers and teachers to watch for signs that indicate that a child is unhappy or feeling different. She also does a great job of introducing Manx cats to her audience, a special and rare breed most recognizable by their stubby or non-existent tails. Kristina Tasic’s illustrations are marvelous! They’re brightly colored and work perfectly with the storyline, especially her inspired cat drawings. Sam: The Cat Without a Tail is most highly recommended.