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"Like New York itself, Sam is wonderful and overwhelming, rattling and mesmerizing." --Publishers Weekly 


"Jackhammer Sam...lives in New York City, but any sidewalk will do for a child's imagination. 'ATTA-RATTA-TATTA-BAM / D'ya know who I am?' If a new Walt Whitman broke up sidewalks with a jackhammer, this is exactly what his 'Song of Myself' would be." --The Chicago Tribune

“Bouncy rhyming text, kinetic and colorful art, and a lively construction worker make for a peppy read with a tall-tale flair.” --Booklist
 
“With its ceaseless rhythm, the story begs to be read aloud, making this a useful book for community helpers, city, and noise themes.” --School Library Journal
 
“Construction equipment is always a popular topic for the preschool set, so a book about a jackhammer is sure to be a hit with this crowd.” --Horn Book
 
“An endearing ode to an oft–grumbled-about profession.” --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Peter Mandel grew up in Manhattan, where he watched neighborhood skyscrapers going up and checked out every jackhammer on the block. He now writes about jackhammers and a host of other things for children. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
 
Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, David Catrow got pretty good at sneaking into construction sites and as a result, his initials and handprints appear on several blocks of Detroit sidewalk. Since then, he has illustrated more than seventy books for children, including his own Max Spaniel series. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596430346
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596430341
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 0.4 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,335,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JEANETTE A FALCON on January 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My grandchildren are 4 and 7, and from the first pages that introduce Jackhammer Sam to the final page and personal bow, Jackhammer Sam had them mesmerized by his antics and rhythmic words. It's helped to animate another scene in their daily lives, and provide dozens of characters on each page to examine and question. Thanks to Mr. Mandel and Catrow for a strong story and beautiful illustrations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noppamas Surapanpong on March 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Being a New Yorker, Aidan grew up seeing and hearing jackhammers just from his daily life in the city. Now Peter's super imaginative book, Jackhammer Sam, made his bedtime story so fun and colorful. We received it along with Peter's Zoo Ah-Choooo from Amazon's delivery yesterday and Aidan loves this not-a-run-of-a-mill construction site book. It is the essence of his little boy life to be into trains, trucks, planes, cars, and all things that move. But he always love passing by the contruction site and observed all the happenings. Now he can re-live all the fun with "Jackhammer Sam" - thanks, Peter.

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- JAN, Brooklyn, NY
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greta massingGhm on October 25, 2013
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I ordered this for my grandson. He will soon be old enough to enjoy being read to. As a former teacher and a parent I love giving books for presents so I am always looking for books I would lie to read to children. This has good illustrations. I think this book will be lots of fun.
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