Attaboy, Sam!

by Lois Lowry

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Sam is able to help his sister Anastasia with the poem she is writing for their mother's birthday, but his own efforts to create a special perfume are disastrous.

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LibraryThing member Amabel300
I read this book as a child and it quickly became my favorite book. I remember this was the first book I could put down. Atta girl, Lowry!
LibraryThing member kimbrady
Sam Krupnik is the little brother of Anastasia, who has her own series of books by Lois Lowry. "Attaboy, Sam!" is geared toward a younger audience -- beginning chapter readers. Lowry writes simply and humorously from the perspective of a five-year-old boy. The story is about Sam's plan to make
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perfume for his Mom's birthday present, because Mrs. Krupnik wants all homemade gifts. Sam collects all his mother's favorite smells and mixes them together in the secrecy of his room. Read to find out what Mrs. Krupnik thinks of her gift! This book is a good addition to an elementary school library or a public library children's collection.
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LibraryThing member EmScape
In the second book of the Sam Krupnik series, Sam tries to make his mother a birthday present, with disastrous results. Young people will be entertained by the antics of Sam. Older readers will admire the author's ability to write in the first person with a true child's voice. This is a good book
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to read to kids at bedtime.
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LibraryThing member ckarmstr1
Sam loves to create things and receive praise. With his mother's birthday quickly approaching, he decides, since she asked for only homemade gifts, to make her perfume (since her perfume got discontinued). He develops a concoction of her favorite scents such as his dad's smoke smell. He creates
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this quirky mixture of scents in his room. This story is adorable and shows the innocence of a young boy. This book would be perfect for first or second graders.
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LibraryThing member satyridae
Cute but far more contrived than the Anastasia books. Sam's voice is pretty authentic, however, and I do like his mom.
LibraryThing member AmberTheHuman
Well, once I start something, I may as well finish it. This is a worthy sequel to All About Sam. It's a bit more focused than the last, but then again four/five year olds are more focused than, say, infants.
LibraryThing member Trock33
This was an interesting book about a boy named Sam making his mother a birthday present. He wants to make her a perfume with her favorite scents. I won't ruin the surprise, however things do not go as they typically should. I would recommend this book to anyone in the grades of 5 or 6.


Texas Bluebonnet Award (Nominee — 1994)
Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 1994)
Sequoyah Book Award (Nominee — Children's — 1995)
Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Children's Fiction — 1995)



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