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Sam's Sandwich Board book – September 5, 1991

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Waiting is a big part of childhood. Waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen. However, now a child sets the stage and pulls the strings in a timeless, heartfelt picture book about imaginative play, friendship, and surprises. Paperback | More for ages 3-5

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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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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: 6 x 1.4 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 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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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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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 SLP Book Nook on September 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This book has been in my personal library for a long time. I have been using it ever since. I have used it in speech therapy with kids working on /s/ sounds. Sam's Sandwich is full of /s/ and /s/ blend words. There are about 10 initial position /s/ words and about 15 /s/ blend words. As an added bonus, each page contains rhyming words and great adjectives. This book would probably work best for kids Pre-K through 3rd grade as far as interest level. The kids will love guessing what comes next. This book is actually built like a sandwich and each page is one of the ingredients (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, etc). Sam, the main character, is making a sandwich for his sister and hides different bugs and slimy critters in each layer. The kids get to guess what he has hidden and the pages fold out to reveal it. I know.... sounds creepy! But the kids get a huge kick out of it!
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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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Format: Hardcover
Sam's sister, Samantha, is super hungry and asks Sam to help her fix a sandwich. So, Sam does. They get all kinds of ingredients to put a massive sandwich together. However, unbeknownst to his sister, Sam places some very special ingredients that he places on the different layers of the sandwich: a caterpillar, a slug, ants, a fly, a worm, a snail, a spider, a tadpole, and a centipede! The book has flip-up pages so you have to lift up pieces of the sandwich to find what Sam has placed in the sandwich. Also, the actual insects are not named, but they are part of the rhyme of the story. Kids will love this book. However, be warned, it's never really explained why Sam wants to play such a nasty trick on his sister and he comes across as being kind of mean.
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By Mom/Wife/Sister/Friend on October 12, 2008
Format: Board book
This is a GREAT read aloud story for elementary age kids. It teaches rhyming, prediction, advanced vocabulary, etc... I attended a Readers Workshop for struggling readers a couple years ago and they showed us how to shred some paper in your hands before you read the story and at the end, after you've "unfolded" the story, pretend to take a bite. After a few chews, cough into your hand blowing shredded paper all over the kids. I wasn't sure how that would go over on a live audience so I tried it out on my son's 4th grade class... They LOVED it and asked me to do it again! I ordered this book to present to the teacher and class ~ the kids will be able to take it home and share it with their families. Thumbs up!
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