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The Loudness of Sam
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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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.
Oct 05, 2011 Rebecca Dean rated it 2 of 5 stars
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.