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Sam Is Never Scared

3.09  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Sam is an adorable new character whom preschoolers are sure to identify with. In this debut story, Sam thinks of himself as the bravest kid at school and calls his friends Max a scaredy-cat. But when Sam is scared by a spider, it's Max who saves the day. Now Sam does have something to be afraid of--what if Max tells everyone that it's really Sam who's the scaredy-cat?

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 18th 2006 by Clarion Books (first published 2006)
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Dec 14, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
I like the lesson here, although a lot of it is read between the lines, and the language is a little confusing for little ones. For example: "I'm not scared of being a scaredy-cat". I thought they really copped out when the kid asked if the father was ever afraid and he only told them about something he was afraid of when he was little, like he's not afraid of anything now.
Aug 21, 2014 Karen rated it it was ok
Sam may not be scared, but Sam is not smart, either. He models incredibly bad and dangerous behavior that would get him kicked off any playground in the U.S.

Glossing over the "I'm not reading that!" parts, the rest of the story was just OK. It did impart a lesson -- sort of -- but any lesson impelled by fear is not really a very good lesson.
I liked this book because it showed that everyone gets scared. I liked the ending. I would read this book if someone was getting bullied about something they were scared of. I would have my students write about something that scared them then about something that did not scare them.
Mar 27, 2015 Elaine rated it really liked it
Very good story about the facing the fear factor or being termed a "scaredy-cat." We all enjoyed the acknowledgement of this during preschool story time. A good lesson.
Feb 17, 2012 Alivia rated it did not like it
I don't like books that introduce the idea of being scared of monsters under the bed and ghosts behind curtains.
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Jan 20, 2012 Hannah Cobb rated it it was ok
Shelves: storytime
The illustrations are bold and colorful, but the text is a little too didactic for my taste. I would choose a different book on bullies and/or being scared to read for storytime.
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great lesson about bullying
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