Sam Sorts

Sam Sorts

Picture Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Plattsburgh, NY : Tundra Books of Northern New York, 2017
ISBN: 9781101918050
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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CMLibrary_rkimray Aug 28, 2018

A great choice for your STEAM bookshelf, focusing on counting, sorting, and categories. Starting with a messy room, Sam works through a big pile of stuff, classifying it by color, texture, and many more characteristics. This book is easy to revisit, exploring a different category each time, and then practicing with your own messy room full of toys!

Katie_N Jul 24, 2017

Sorting is an important concept when learning numeracy and math skills. "Sam Sorts" is a simple, interesting, and visually attractive introduction to sorting small objects - an exercise that can easily be replicated over and over at home, and maybe a way of making clean-up time more fun!

Jun 06, 2017

Great book for children to learn about sorting and matching items in a fun story. Similar to a" I Spy" book for younger readers, with a fun tale to tell.

Apr 12, 2017

A spectacular book worthy of a positive review and perfect for my kindergarten-aged children. My kids are engaged by the appealing artwork and enjoy talking about grouping the items. This book involves more talking than reading! It's not often a book like this comes along.

VaughanPLKasey Mar 16, 2017

Busy, visually engaging art and a simple premise (Sam needs to clean up his stuff!) are put to great use subtly introducing a variety of mathematical concepts (counting, adding, Venn diagrams) as well as a solid child-friendly exploration of classification and categorization. I am very into this book!

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