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Kindergarten-Grade 2–With charm and whimsy, Stella and Sam are back, this time spending an evening outside watching daylight fade into dusk, then night. Sam is the quintessential preschooler–full of wondrous questions. Big sister Stella is the authority on their domain, effectively answering him and calming his fears. " 'Why is [the sky] so red?' asked Sam. 'Can't you see? It's wearing red pajamas.'" She points out a family of raccoons. " 'Why are they wearing masks?' asked Sam. 'Are they robbers?' 'No, they're going to a costume party,' said Stella." The detailed illustrations effectively capture the deep blues, blacks, and grays of night, while also illuminating the siblings with pale azures, sage greens, and soft lavenders. This is a quiet star of a story that works well either as a group read-aloud or as a bedtime treasure to share one-on-one.–Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY
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PreS. Flame-haired Stella returns with more fanciful explanations for her inquisitive younger brother, Sam. This time, Sam is puzzled by the night sky, and Stella answers his questions with her familiar whimsy. "Can the moon fly?" asks Sam. "It floats in the air like a balloon," Stella answers. Preschoolers may chortle over Sam's naivete, but they'll definitely appreciate his honest struggle to grasp cosmic subjects, as in his reply to Stella's balloon comparison: "Who's holding the string?" Gay won Canada's Governor General Award for her illustrations in Stella, Star of the Sea (1999), and here, her joyful, airy watercolors, dabbed with bits of collage and opaque paint, are just as fine as they show the siblings side by side under a sky of shifting stars. Pair this with Charlotte Zolotow's Do You Know What I'll Do? (2000) for another elegantly simple, sweet view of a protective older sister and younger brother who play and wonder together. Gillian Engberg
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Series: Stella and Sam
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books (July 22, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888996012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888996015
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mcandret on July 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is a wonderful story about Sam, Stella's younger brother, who is full of questions about the sun, moon and stars. Stella has simple, heartwarming explanations for Sam. These are illustrated beautifully by the author in dreamy watercolors. The dialogue is well-written and realistic. I think that's why my daughters love Stella and Sam so much -- they've had similar conversations. A book that will be read again and again, Marie Louise-Gay shows us the beauty in the simpler things in life.
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By Stella A. on June 17, 2009
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I really like the Stella books. They are very worthwhile stories for children, and that red-headed Stella and her brother, Sam, are so cute!! This one made me cry, because my grandson was getting ready to move to Africa. I hope the stars remind him of his grandmother, too.
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My daughter loves all the Stella and Sam Books, but this one is my favorite. The end makes me a little misty-eyed every time, and captures the wonder of being outdoors when you're still young.
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By eeb on January 15, 2014
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These stories are both sweet and funny. We got our first when my son was 2 and he has collected almost all of them in the past year. They are a big hit at our house.
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By Denyce Butler on June 21, 2014
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This book was great. We also love the tv series and cant wait to get more of these books. Stella is a great example of a kind big sis.
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By Sherri D on January 31, 2012
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This was a Christmas gift for my granddaughter. She loves the story. I will buy other books in the Stella series
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