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Sam's Cookie Hardcover – August 1, 1982
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About the Author
Eva Eriksson is one of Sweden s best-loved illustrators of children s books. She received the Astrid Lindgren prize and the prestigious August award.
Barbro Lindgren and Olof Landstrom also collaborated on the award-winning Benny and the Binky. They both live in Sweden.
Top Customer Reviews
I agree that I don't like that Sam says "dumb doggie" and it's annoying that when we get to that page both kids will shout it with glee, shaking their fingers. However, neither child would pull our dog's ear or call it dumb because a. they aren't gleeful when they're upset with the dog and b. I teach them not to.
I am finally going to buy this book for Jared's 2nd birthday since we have had it and other Sam books out of the library non-stop for a year! (I have another kid on the way so I don't have to worry about him losing interest soon!)
I understand the parents who don't like it. However, I'm not looking for books to teach my children behavior. My husband and I do that. The books are here to spark interest, to get my children engaged, excited and curious. Jared adores this story, and if he loves books because of it his life will be enriched.
Other Sam books that show Doggie and Sam modeling very positive behavior are Sam's Teddy Bear, Sam's Wagon and Sam's Potty. Doggie helps out Sam very obligingly in all 3 of these.
If parents are uncomfortable with "Dumb Doggie", it is easy to substitute what they consider appropriate language. But, I think the book validates the way toddlers feel. I don't think it teaches children 'not to share' as some reviewed suggested; I think it teaches that Mommy will always come to the rescue - a lesson well worth reinforcing. And perhaps that pulling Doggie's ear can lead to scary results. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Side note: On one of the pages, Sam calls his cookie-thieving dog a "dumb doggie." I'm not a huge fan of teaching my babies this phrase, but since they can't read, I can "read" that page however I want. :)
It's a great book, I want all the Sam books. <3
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In Sam’s Cookie the characters are a boy named Sam and his doggie. The book begins with Sam getting a cookie. The dog wants a cookie too but there is only one cookie in the jar. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. Michalek's Second Grade Class
Cutest childs book ever. I buy them for my grandchildren to be born.Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
This absolutely made my son and daughter laugh out loud when I read it them! Love this seriesPublished 20 months ago by SadinMO
Any child who has a dog will be able to relate to this little story. We love the Sam series of books. The illustrations are gorgeous yet simple.Published 21 months ago by S. Kahl
This is a really cute series, but maybe something got lost in translation in this book. It essentially shows a dogs growling and snarling at the kid, and it not being a huge deal. Read morePublished on May 19, 2014 by Danielle Kilbride
I am a retired children's librarian, and am convinced that reading to children , even under a year of age ,is a huge boost to developing brains, and instilling a love of reading. Read morePublished on April 17, 2014 by S. G. Limpitlaw
My son took this book out of the school library. In no way is it acceptable for children. It encourages unsafe, abusive behavior when dealing with pets. Read morePublished on February 15, 2014 by Barbara Zuklie
This was my son's first book that I read to him at age 6 months. He is now 25. I give this book to all the new babies
I can! Read more