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Samantha on a Roll by Linda Ashman
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Samantha on a Roll

by Linda Ashman

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Samantha's on a Roll begins with a young girl who wants to try her new roller skates. Her mother tells her to wait as she wants to help her but is busy at the moment. Samantha does not listen to her mom and tries them on anyways. Without her busy mom noticing, she skates down the halls and then outside up Hawthorn Hill. She gets herself into trouble when she accidentally rolls down the steep hill. She ends up skating through kids playing, a wedding, a marching band, and ends up in a tree. She makes it home just in time to remove her skates and grab a book. Her mother is done with her chores and asks Samantha if she is ready to try out her skates. Samantha is falling asleep and tells her mom that she will try them on another day. This book is a modern fantasy.
  Jcadd13 | Mar 16, 2015 |
A young girl gets a pair of roller skates and goes on an adventure! This books moral is about listening to your parents. Instead of waiting for her mother to take her, Samantha cant wait to try her new roller blades and goes for an adventure through town. The pictures in this book are okay. ( )
  BriannaMaeee | Feb 24, 2015 |
LOVE the perfectly-placed red on these illustrations! And Linda Ashman, I love *YOU* for being able to write light, descriptive, narrative, perfectly-scanned verse that makes me laugh out loud ("The bride is down. The groom is pale. Sammy wears the bridal veil.") Almost afraid to wish for more Samantha stories in case they aren't as good as this one! ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
This book was cute but also I could see why it might be worrysome to have a child of yours read it. The little girl goes against her mothers words to wait until she's done doing things and she'd help her skate. The little girl takes it upon herself to get her own skates on and skate around the house (without her mother noticing). After a while she thinks "why not" and leaves the house to skate outside, which is when trouble happens. From ruining a wedding to flying high above the town because she picked up a kite, Samantha returns home safely and when her mother finally offers to help her skate (not knowing Samantha already had), Samantha refuses and relaxes with the dog.
Had a cute rhyming scheme to it, frankly any children's book that has a rhyming scheme to it is always fun. ( )
  Ashley_Peterson | May 12, 2013 |
Who knew roller skating could lead to such wild adventure? Good, lively fun. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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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!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:23 -0400)

Warned not to try out her new skates, Sammy straps them on anyway, resulting in a wild ride through town.

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