Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts
Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except he is). When a trip to the Space Museum goes terrifyingly wrong, Sam begins a mission to prove to the school bully, and all of his friends, that he is a fearless space adventurer. A madcap story of ghost hunting, snakes and mischievous pet cats called Butterbutt.
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Of course Sam Wu is scared of ghosts! (And many other things, too.) But he's also fantastically imaginative, brave and ready to take on the world with th ...more
Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts is an absolute blast (excuse the pun) from beginning to end. Filled to the brim with gorgeous illustrations from the super talented Nathan Reed, this witty children’s book will entertain people of all ages and Sam will surely give our younger readers a new hero to aspire to. I couldn’t stop laughing from the very beginning of this book and loved the adventu ...more
Note: This review may be a bit chaotic, I really loved and enjoyed the book!
So I was in London last week, and I spotted this book being promoted at Waterstones (still amazed at how normally priced the books are there in comparison to the one Waterstones we have in my country) and wanted to take it with me (especially after reading some pages of it). Sadly, I couldn't. I already had bought 2 books + I had se ...more
The story is fun, the illustrations are great and the characters are superb. Given the targeted age ...more
I think it's too long(just over 200pgs) for target audience (Gr 1-3). Not sure my 4th and 5th grade reluctant readers would read this- especially since the bullying is based on Sam wetting his pants. Sam is just too young sounding - more like Horrible Harry age range (2nd-3rd).
Sam Wu knows what he likes and sticks to it—even when it means wearing his self-made Space Blasters outfit to the space museum when nobody else has heard of his favorite show. When a dare ends up in the most terrible way ever, Sam Wu is deemed as a scaredy-cat. Which he's not, and he's determined to prove it no matter what ghosts or man-eating snakes get in his way.
Just a ...more
*Disclaimer* – I know one of the two authors. We went to high school together, which was many moons ago. Despite my connection, my review is completely honest. I purchased this book myself, partly because I wanted to support a friend, but also because it was getting great traction and I’m always on the lookout for good children’s books as books are one of my favorite things to gift, especially those I believe can spark a love of reading.
I will just mention quickly that this one is definitely for...more
He becomes the target of the class bully Ralph. Sam decides that the best thing to do is to prove to everyone that he is the bravest person in the school. How can he accomplish this? First, he needs a terrifying and deadly sidekick. So, he buys a pet snake called Fang although he is secretly afraid of ...more
After THE UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT THAT SHALL NEVER BE MENTIONED AGAIN at the Sp ...more
A great little book! Nicely illustrated, it should appeal to children making the jump into chapter books (and to parents sick to death of Wimpy Kid et al). Sam is a great character; funny and madcap but also thoughtful and kind. His sidekicks are nice kids and his sister is a secret ninja (I didn't tell you that!). The cat is also hilariously-named. I love the wry asides in fo ...more
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts follows the titular character on his adventure to prove that he is brave (or, at least, not a scaredy-cat). Along with his friends Zoe and Bernard, Sam tries to create a new reputation after a humiliating incident occurs at school. The trio claim to be snake wranglers and ghost hunters, but can they actually face these creepy beings? This novel is perfect for children who love humor and adventure simultaneously ...more
Reviewers have recommended this series for kids who like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Alvin Ho, or Hank Zipper. My kiddos love Wimpy Kid, but haven't really discovered Alvin or Hank. I think I need an " if you like ...more