Sam Sorts by Marthe Jocelyn
To be published on February 14, 2017.
Marthe Jocelyn is back with another clever concept book to follow Hannah's Collections, Ones and Twos and Where Do You Look? This time, she tackles counting and categories.
Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up! He starts to organize his things, but quickly runs into trouble. He can make a pile of black and white things. But the penguin also belongs in the things with wings pile. He can make a pile of rocks. But the round rock also belongs in the round things pile. How will he ever sort his 100 things? Marthe Jocelyn takes a fun look at categories and counting in this very cleverly conceived story. Kids will delight in the cut-paper images of everything from a zipper pull to a robot, and Sam's surprising solution makes for a tidy end to this unique story.
I love this book! It would have been perfect for me when Christopher was younger. In this story Sam is trying to clean up his room, but he keeps getting distracted by counting and sorting all of his toys. He sorts by color, by shape, by pairs, by material, by feel, etc. There is so much to teach children with this book. And there is even a venn diagram. It is so much fun!
This book is a perfect read aloud for children ages 3-5. But be careful, this is a not a quick read. You could easily spend 30 minutes looking at the items in this book, discussing and categorizing them with your child. There is a lot of re-readability with this book.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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