Samantha on a roll

by Ashman, Linda.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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A New York Times Notable Children's Book for 2011

Samantha can't wait to try out her new roller skates, but Mama's too busy too help her. What's a girl to do? Well, this girl isn't waiting. While Mama tends to other things, Sammy straps on the skates. First she glides down the hallway. Then she tries the sidewalk. Next, she ventures a bit farther down the street. She's doing great! But when she finds herself cresting Hawthorn Hill, it's too late to stop-- Samantha is on a roll!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Samantha wants to try her new roller skates, but Mama is busy. So busy that she doesn't notice when Sammy straps the skates on herself and rolls around the house. And out the door. And up the hill. The downhill ride goes by in a whoosh, but along the way, Sammy grabs something from almost everyone she meets: a kite, a baseball bat, an insect net, even a bride's veil. And that's all before she runs into a parade. A turn on a skateboard ramp sends her flying, and the kite keeps her up until she lands right in her own backyard. Want to give those skates a spin? Mama asks. Many perhaps most picture books with rhyming text deteriorate into singsonginess, with proper scanning optional. That's why this one, with its clever and perfect rhymes, is such a pleasure to read. Davenier provides fanciful art that captures both the exuberance of Samantha's skating and the sly twists and turns that keep it a secret from Mama.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's rarely a good thing when a picture book goes downhill, but it sure is in this rousing domestic adventure-at least for readers. Samantha, ignoring her busy mother's request that she test her new roller skates another day, straps them on anyway: "Sammy stands and rolls a bit./ Says, 'I knew these skates would fit!/ I'll just try them in the hall./ Mama wouldn't care at all.'?" Ashman (No Dogs Allowed!), meanwhile, sets straight any readers who might be entertaining similar ideas: "(Mama, talking to Aunt Joan,/ would have cared, if she had known.)" Emboldened, Samantha heads outside, but after she crests the top of Hawthorn Hill, she wildly careens downhill, picking up sporting equipment, a bridal veil, and a kite, while leaving the town in shambles. (In the tradition of Alexandra Day's Carl books, Mama is none the wiser when Samantha finally gets home.) Working in pale greens, yellows, and oranges, Davenier's (Miss Lina's Ballerinas) characteristically loose artwork generates a sense of exuberance, motion, and old-fashioned fun, well-suited to Ashman's lively verse. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Roller skating -- Juvenile fiction.
Behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Roller skating -- Fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "Margaret Ferguson Books."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780374363994 (alk. paper)
0374363994 (alk. paper)
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