SILLY SADIE, SILLY SAMUEL by Ann Whitford Paul

SILLY SADIE, SILLY SAMUEL

Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A giggly salute to the absurd, this entry in the Ready-to-Read series immediately engages the newly literate. If ever there was a match made in heaven, Sadie and Samuel are it. They celebrate each other’s oddities: when Samuel paints their picket fence a variety of colors, Sadie sees it as a glorious rainbow. In his turn, Samuel treasures the patchwork quilt Sadie sews from his Sunday suit, ostensibly because the quilt can be enjoyed every day rather than once a week. Paul (All By Herself, p. 1747, etc.) offers a beginning-to-read tale that stands out from others in the genre; her wonderfully well-crafted story works on many levels and the language is appropriately challenging without being overwhelming. The love shared by the elderly lovebirds is reflected both in the text and Wickstorm’s bright pastel illustrations. An all-around great addition to any new reader’s library. (Picture book. 5-9)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-689-81689-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1999




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