Sunday, July 12, 2020

Summer Reading Book Review - Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders

Apparently, unlike me, Sam Wu is not afraid of spiders . . . or so it claims in the title of this new Sam Wu book for young chapter readers. My grandsons have enjoyed previous Sam Wu books, so I'm happy to share this new one with you today.

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders
Authors - Katie & Kevin Tsang
Illustrator - Nathan Reed
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 7-12

Favorite Features -
  • Story will get the attention of children - and hold it throughout the book.
  • Seriously, though, why does the missing spider have to be a Giant Bird-eating Tarantula? Talk about a scary spider!
  • Encourages problem solving and facing fears.
Sterling Children's Books say; "Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things— like ghosts, sharks . . . and the dark’s pretty scary, too. And now he has something new to worry about: Tulip, the big, hairy pet tarantula that lives in the sixth-grade science lab and is coming to visit his class. But Sam can’t let anyone know. So when Tulip disappears from her cage, Sam decides it’s up to him and his friends to step up, save the school from the eight-legged escapee . . . and prove, once again, that he’s no scaredy cat!"

I am totally not a fan of spiders, of any size, but particularly not tarantulas, or the largest of all spiders for sure. But this is a book children will enjoy reading. Once again Sam Wu uses his imagination and creativity along with his friends, to solve the huge problem of the escaped tarantula! As much as I dislike spiders, this is a fun book to read together.

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