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Sam's Surprise

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (15 Oct. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224032682
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224032681
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,080,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book is a remarkable visual treat. Designed to look like a present, on opening the book and moving the clever, folding wrapper a number of "chocolates" is revealed. The rhyming story tells us that these treats have been made by Sam's sister Samantha in honour of Sam's birthday. However, Samantha has revenge in mind... If you have read the earlier "Sam's sandwich", you will know that Sam and Samantha once made a sandwich which, unbeknown to Samantha, contained more than the expected cheese and pickles. Indeed any number of assorted and rather nasty creepy-crawlies were added to the sandwich which Samantha then ate. This book is Samantha getting her own back. As we dig through the layers of chocolates we discover the contents of each: toothpaste, grasshoppers, chewing-gum etc.....and also we learn which of Sam's (male) party friends is destined to sample these delights. This has been a constant favourite with my three children from ages 2 to 4 and one of the few books that I have not tired of reading to them. We have all four of the books and I would strongly recommend them not only for their humour but for their superb design to anyone with pre-reading children. Why bore the pants off youself with dull books - you'll enjoy reading these as much as the kids.
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Format: Hardcover
David Pelham is simply the master of childrens' lift the flap books.
Witty story in rhyming couplets about the yucky contents of a box of chocolates given to Sam by his mean sister!
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Great book .Excellent service
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HASH(0x97226a20) out of 5 stars Great kids book! 29 Oct. 2007
By Anita Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have most of David Pelham's books and the kids really enjoy them. I think of the Sam's books as appealing especially to boys but all the kids want to look at the pop-ups. They're so cleverly done!
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HASH(0x97226a74) out of 5 stars Another great David Pelham book! 12 Feb. 2009
By K. McCann - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As with the rest of this author's books, this is a great one, too! My favorite is Sam's Sandwich, but this is a close second!
HASH(0x97521f00) out of 5 stars Excellent 21 Jan. 2013
By Catherine H. Oliver - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It is a really good book in really good shape. Came quickly and the person I gave it to was THRILLED!
HASH(0x97617c90) out of 5 stars My Boys Love These Books 6 Nov. 2012
By Scarlett_Kat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The "Sam" books are very much loved in our house. Our two boys love these books. They can't wait to see what "surprise" is hidden inside each page. The books are so cute the way they are put together. Very creative people make these books "come to life".
HASH(0x97524354) out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Feb. 2015
By Elyse F. Unrath - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
cutest sequel ever!
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