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.
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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.