A New York Times Notable Children's Book for 2011
Samantha can't wait to try out her new roller skates, but Mama's too busy too help her. What's a girl to do? Well, this girl isn't waiting. While Mama tends to other things, Sammy straps on the skates. First she glides down the hallway. Then she tries the sidewalk. Next, she ventures a bit farther down the street. She's doing great! But when she finds herself cresting Hawthorn Hill, it's too late to stop Samantha is on a roll!
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Linda Ashman is the author of many critically acclaimed children's books. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and son and their dogs, Sammy and Stella.
Christine Davenier has illustrated many picture books. She lives in Paris, France.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Samantha gets some roller skates, but her mother cautions her not to put them on until her mom has time to go with Samantha. Of course, Samantha does not listen. She puts the skates on anyway and all too soon she is careening down an enormous hill, helplessly grabbing for anything she can reach to try to slow her down. But to no avail.¿Slow at first, she glides downhill.Quickly then,And quicker still,Till the scenery¿s blurring past---Sammy¿s going VERY fast!(Meanwhile Mama, changing John,Doesn¿t realize Sammy¿s gone.)¿