HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAM by Pat Hutchins

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Even though it's Sam's birthday and he's ""a whole year older,"" he finds on getting out of bed that he still can't reach the light switch, the clothes in his closet, the bathroom taps, the kitchen sink, or the knob to open the front door for the postman. But Hutchins makes the scenes of his failed attempts so homey and attractive, and bathes them in such happy colors, that it's only natural he should still be smiling when he opens the package from Grandpa--a ""nice little [rush-seated] chair"" which is, as Mother and Father observe, ""just the right size."" And from there Sam proceeds to switch on the light, take down his clothes, brush his teeth in the bathroom, sail his new boat at the kitchen sink, and, when it's time for his party, open the door for Grandpa--""all by himself."" As the pictures show, it's no problem with his own little chair to stand on. Lucky Sam. Wise Grandpa. It's just the right solution.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1978
ISBN: 0688104827
Publisher: Greenwillow