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The Loudness of Sam

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When Sam laughs, Sam laughs loudly. When Sam cries, Sam cries loudly. But while visiting his aunt Tillie in the city, Sam is surprised to discover that some people--in fact, many people--hold in their feelings. Can Sam survive a week with Aunt Tillie, a week when he is often told to "hush"?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Jul 31, 2012 Shelli rated it it was ok
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Sam is a child who enjoys the small wonders of his day with a VERY BIG reaction. If I knew Sam personally, I would avoid this child at all cost. While I appreciate taking time to cloud watch or smell the roses, I feel those things do not require a deafening response of joy or sorrow.
Rebecca Dean
This was a strange book. I did not hate it but i did not really like it either. I am not sure how I would use this book in the classroom other than if I needed something "ironic", but that would still be a maybe.
I was not a fan of this book, I was rather annoyed through most of it, but my daughter, thought it was ok
Karen Stanford
Oct 17, 2013 Karen Stanford rated it did not like it
There is a great message that really gets missed because of the absurdity of Sam being loud over everything...and at times inappropriately. I would not recommend this book.
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