Stay-at-Home Sammy and the Runaway Spot by Maria Nilsson Thore


 Stay-at-Home Sammy and the Runaway Spot by Maria Nilsson Thore, Holiday House, 9780823436774, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 5

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book? An original tale about Sammy the leopard who has lost one of her spots.  The spot just up and leaves her to go on grand adventures around the world and Sammy is left to imagine all the fun it is having.  Told with humor and charming illustrations,  this is a unique and clever story for the early reader.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This would be great for storytime and as a read aloud to K-2

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and school libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes,  it is an enjoyable and unique read.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Jennifer Brown, Newbury Elementary School, Newbury, MA

Date of review: 3.21.17

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