Sammy Steals The Show – Book Review

Sammy Steals the Show by Emlyn Chand

 My Review
This is a story about a bird who flies off to achieve his dream only to realize that success means little if not shared with our loved ones. Lisa and Sammy are inseparable and make for a good story.

This is story book about a cockatiel and his human Lisa. It shares the message of love and being faithful to our loved ones. Sammy is a bird with a golden voice and when he learns about a singing competition he flies off with his friends to participate.

What happens after he flies off is the crux of the story. He regrets his impulsive action and realizes that Lisa would be so sad when she comes home to an empty house. 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.

I also liked the illustrations in the book, very pretty and expressive. The birds look beautiful as they fly through the Sydney sky. The author has shared a valuable message with easy words and cool pictures that our children can understand easily.

 (I got a copy of the book from Mother Daughter Book Reviews in exchange of my unbiased review)

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.

About the Author:Emlyn Chand
From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published fiction across multiple genres, oversees and contributes as both an editor and an author to theNovel Publicity Guides for Writing & Marketing Fiction series, and loves the written word so much, she even married author Falcon Storm! Don’t forget that she is the founder and president of Novel Publicity too.
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.

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