SAM THE ZAMBONI MAN by James Stevenson

SAM THE ZAMBONI MAN

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A father and son team up for the first time in this warm intergenerational tàte-Ö-tàte. A visit to the city is a peak experience for Matt: Not only does he get to watch his grandfather, Sam, smooth the ice between periods of a hockey game on a great Zamboni machine, but on one night, he gets to sit on Sam's lap and drive the machine himself. The illustrator draws lines with a soft pencil and stays within them when brushing on the color, giving the scenes a restrained, conventional look; although Matt and Sam express their intimacy with frequent eye contact, they are mostly seen at a distance, partly or fully turned away from viewers. A competent collaboration, but not a memorable one. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-688-14484-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1998




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