About the Book
Title: Sammy Steals the Show (a Bird Brain Book, #10) | Author: Emlyn Chand | Illustrator: Noelle Giffin | Publication Date: May 28, 2014 | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 56 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8
Book Description: Sammy is a talented young cockatiel who loves to sing out of his open apartment window for all of Australia to hear. One day, he watches a reality singing competition with his human friend, Lisa, and knows that if he could just audition, he would surely win.
What follows is a masterful escape, an eventful journey to the Sydney Opera House, and an audition the crew of “Sing Your Heart Out” will never forget. Will Sammy take home the title of Australia’s next rising star, or will he find something more important along the way?
There’s only one way to find out: join Sammy in his humorous adventure of fame, friendship, and fun.
Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “Sammy Steals the Show”
Sammy Steals the Show received 21 new reviews through this Book Review Blitz.
2ReadBook: “Quick read and very entertaining because the writing style convinced me to believe that Sam could sing. I enjoyed the flow of the story it moved along so effortlessly, no hesitation just pure entertainment.”
Jane Ritz: “This is a wonderful book for the little ones. It teaches children to remember the important people in your life.“
Christy’s Cozy Corners: “This is a very cute story with sweet illustrations that bring the story to life. I definitely recommend it for your young ones!“
Rhonda P. (Goodreads): “ The illustrations are simple and sweet, it’s a quick read, there are excellent talking points, and kids will want to read this story again and again.“
Tonja D. (Amazon): “[T]his is a cute story with a lot of good things, boys and girls are sure to enjoy.“
Bound 4 Escape: “This is a great book for children, especially if they like animals.“
Maude’s Web: “The age-old story of being content where you are is felt at the end of the story, but it is nice that the author writes this in a non-preachy way. I love happy endings and I feel that kids, especially younger ones, still need happy endings in books. I would definitely recommend this book to children of all ages who love to read or to read to others.“
Barbara Ann Mojica: “The simple illustrations are sweet and charming. This book also includes a lot of supplementary information, biographical information, and previews of other books in the bird brain series in its seventy-four print pages.“
Spark and Pook: “What really impressed me about this book is the strong focus on character traits. Sammy’s decisions and actions show that he is loyal, kind, humble, and selfless. There are several places in the story that provide an opportunity to discuss one of these characteristics with children.”
Gregory B. (Goodreads): “It’s a great story of friendship between “mates”. The art is great and seemed and reminded me of the Rankin Bass animation of the 70’s. It could easily be turned into an animated short.“
Books Direct: “This is a cute story about a little bird with a big dream...The simple, yet realistic, illustrations by Noelle Giffin add a nice touch.“
I’d Rather Be At The Beach: “This is a cute short story with the message that nothing is more important than the people you love and love you. I think this would be a great book to give any child.“
Amy B. (Amazon): “Such a cute little story that takes place in Australia that shows that sometimes pets are truly your best friends and how much love they share for one another.“
Amanda’s Books and More: “Amanda (my 7 year-old daughter) agreed with the decision that Sammy made towards the end of the story. She and I enjoyed this book very much. I would highly recommend it for children ages 3 to 8.“
Eloquent Articulation: “I found the story a simple and good way of telling our children about thinking before taking action. It also teaches the importance of not getting carried away with ourselves.“
1:25 am Reviews: “I would recommend this to children who are beginning to read on their own. I also think the vibrant and generously sized illustrations will help maintain a kids interest.“
It’s About Time Mamaw: “You will fall Iin love with Sammy as much as I have or more. Maybe you connect with this story as you remember one of your own bird brain ideas! The illustrations depict the story so well and will stir everyone’s imagination into this wild and crazy bird brain adventure with Sammy.…I highly recommend this book!”
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “Cute story that reminded me how important friendship is.“
Peggy S. (Amazon): “When I started reading this little book I was in such a sour mood… I wanted to be left alone. After reading this book I had a smile on my face and was in a much better mood. This is such a sweet book.“
The Blended Blog: “Younger children will love this book being read. 2nd, 3rd, 4th Graders will love being able to read the book by themselves.“
Bing Icefairy (Amazon): “The main character Sammy is adorable, smart, kind and with a good sense of humor. His choice of friendship over fame delivers an important, positive message to children.“
About the Author: Emlyn Chand
The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. Maybe that’s why she loves writing her Bird Brain Book series for children so much!
Emlyn’s first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category. She now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm.