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Sam's Sandwich Board book – September 5, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (September 5, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525447512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525447511
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.1 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Once they feast their eyes on the exterior of this mouth-watering volume, youngsters will be impatient to dig in. The front and back covers are designed--quite convincingly--to resemble pieces of bread, and the spine reveals the neatly layered ingredients of the special snack Sam prepares for his sister. The most delectable morsels, however, are found within--each spread depicts one of the foods the obliging brother adds to his culinary creation. But the realistic renditions of sliced tomato, cucumber, cheese, pastrami, onion and hard-boiled egg fold out to disclose some of Sam's secret--and less appetizing--additions, including a fly, worm, slug, caterpillar and some ants. Youngsters will be too engrossed in Sam's creative sandwich-making to notice that Pelham's singsong rhyme occasionally falters. This cleverly designed book accomplishes what it sets out to do: it serves up a tasty little snack rather than a full-course meal. Ages 4-9.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

Encased in thick boards to simulate slices of bread, a comic novelty: deftly phrased verse describes a sandwich Sam stacks for his innocent sister, each layer (lettuce, cheese, etc.) hiding a creature within a clever foldout (``...to really make her squirm/Sam dropped in a wriggly...[worm]''), the whole truly resembling a fat booby trap of a sandwich. Guaranteed to compel attention. (Picture book. 4-9) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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My niece loved this book.
slackerov
This book has been a favorite for a long time the kids love to open the flaps and read it over and over, a great buy.
renae
A great book for kids and really fun for adults as well.
Jen

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Terri on May 25, 2000
Format: Board book
Both my boys have enjoyed this book. My oldest is 12 and now loves to read it to his 5 yr old brother. The book is not only easy to read, but also interactive and fun. This book is sure to become every childs favorite.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Book lover Hawaii on September 29, 2001
Format: Board book
Sam's makes his sister a special sandwich by slipping in little surprises such as snails and caterpillars. The book is shaped like a sandwich and each page is an ingredient (lettuce, tomatoes, eggs....) which open with flaps to show the surprise. My first graders think this book is hilarious and want me to read it practically on a daily basis.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Hughes on March 16, 2008
Format: Board book
Sam's Sandwich is a delightful book about a boy who creates a sandwich for his sister(unknowingly to her) using unusual ingredients such as ants and other bugs. The book is written in rhyme with lift-up flaps revealing the unusual ingredients at the end to each stanza of the rhyme. Children love to read the book, again and again, screaming..."Ohhh...and aahh and ick". There is no better review by a child than "READ IT AGAIN!" This is a wonderful book to help children with rhyme and a fun, fun book for the whole family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Hogue on February 3, 2011
Format: Board book
I use this book in my Kindergarten/1st grade curriculum. The kids LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! I also use Carla's Sandwich in this lesson block, teaching friendship, and being true to yourself even when others make fun of you.
We make our own books with fold outs. I made a template of lined paper in the shapes of bread slices,lunch meat slices, tomato slices and lettuce. Make them big because little ones are still writing fairly large. I print these out on colored paper. The kids write their own stories using rhyming words of any kind! It makes a great author's day activity and the kids love writing their own books. Just be careful to "edit" before the book goes to print! Kids will rhyme just about everything!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By katie gail on April 13, 2005
Format: Board book
I just finished reading this one for the bizillionth time to my fourth son, who is six. All four of my boys have loved this book, especially between ages 5-9. The illustrations are super real, and the popups are cleverly engineered in descending layers of a sandwich. My boys love to squeal at each disgusting tiny vermin that has been added to the sandwich Sam is making for his annoying sis. We have Sam's Snack, and Sam's Cake, also, but this is our favorite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 21, 2001
Format: Board book
This book is an absolute delight to children. They scream with laughter even at the 100th reading.
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Format: Hardcover
I have used this book with kids from ages 3-12 for several years to teach all kinds of concepts. I purchased this as a gift for a 4-year-old nephew. He loved trying to guess what the "surprises" Sam left in the sandwich for his sister & of course LOVED un-doing the flaps to find the surprises. He asked to have it read again immediately. He carried the book with him throughout the house and when he'd discovered he'd left it in another room again, he'd look for "Sam's Sandwich" until he;d found it. I'd recommend this book to anyone for kids from ages 3-9. If you're a teacher, you can use it from preschool through 5th or 6th grade to teach many concepts. Both girls & boys love this book.
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By A Customer on June 16, 1998
Format: Board book
Sam's Sandwich is a very surprising book and it's so exciting opening little flaps to see what's inside. You'll be surprised! There's lots of different books like this such as Sam's Pizza and The Sam Burger. They're very nasty but even still, one look at it and I was hungry! You could buy some and you will be so amazed with it you will like it. You could read it with your friends or your parents. You will enjoy it so much you will laugh and have so much fun!!! Thank you for making this book David Pelham because almost every kid who reads it likes the book! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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