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Attaboy, Sam! by Lois Lowry
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Attaboy, Sam!

by Lois Lowry

Other authors: Diane De Groat (Illustrator)

Series: Sam Krupnik (2)

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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. ( )
  Trock33 | Sep 11, 2014 |
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. ( )
  AmberTheHuman | Aug 30, 2013 |
Cute but far more contrived than the Anastasia books. Sam's voice is pretty authentic, however, and I do like his mom. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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 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. ( )
  ckarmstr1 | Sep 11, 2011 |
Sam's mother has asked for only homemade gifts for her birthday. When Sam hears that her favorite perfume has been discontinued, Sam decides to invent a perfume with all her favorite smells. Sams adventures are believable and humorous. The story also has a comforting warmth. Lowry is a truly versatile author. Her excellence in historical fiction and fantasy won her two Newberys. While this work does not equal Number the Stars or The Giver in greatness, it is a great example of contemporary realistic fiction for young readers. The story is not a necessary addition to collections, but would find a welcome home there. Additionally, this could be a fun read aloud for primary grades. ( )
  MissyAnn | Aug 20, 2011 |
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Planning to give his mother a perfume made from her favorite smells, Sam Krupnik collects his father's pipe, chicken soup, and a soiled tissue from the baby and stashes everything in his toybox. Reprint. K. SLJ. H.

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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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