Monday, July 6, 2015

Sammy Steals the Show (Bird Brain ) by Emlyn Chand, ilustrated by Noelle Giffin 

Sammy Steals the Show by Emlyn Chand

About Book

Title: Sammy Steals the Show (a Bird Brain Book) | Author: Emlyn Chand | Illustrator: Noelle Giffin | Publication Date: May 28, 2014 | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 56 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8     

Book Description: Sammy is a talented young cockatiel who loves to sing out of his open apartment window for all of Australia to hear. One day, he watches a reality singing competition with his human friend, Lisa, and knows that if he could just audition, he would surely win.   What follows is a masterful escape, an eventful journey to the Sydney Opera House, and an audition the crew of "Sing Your Heart Out" will never forget. Will Sammy take home the title of Australia’s next rising star, or will he find something more important along the way?   There’s only one way to find out: join Sammy in his humorous adventure of fame, friendship, and fun.

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About the Author: Emlyn Chand

From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published fiction across multiple genres, oversees and contributes as both an editor and an author to the Novel Publicity Guides for Writing & Marketing Fiction series, and loves the written word so much, she even married author Falcon Storm! Don’t forget that she is the founder and president of Novel Publicity too.

The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. Maybe that’s why she loves writing her Bird Brain Book series for children so much!   Emlyn’s first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category. She now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm.  

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My Thoughts

Sammy and Lisa have been together since they first laid eyes on each other at the pet store where Sammy was with her mother and siblings.  It was love at first sight and maybe the beautiful way Sammy sang to Lisa. 

One night after the two of them watched a  talent show on television Sammy got a brilliant idea to enter the Talent Show at the Sydney Opera House.  But he did not tell Lisa. In fact Sammy decided to get some of his Dove bird friends to help him find his way to the talent show.

Me being a grandmother I don't think this was such a brilliant idea! How about you?   What would Lisa think of Sammy leaving his cage and the safety of the apartment? After all he has never flewn outdoors much less with any of his friends.  But he was so excited and just knew he had the talent to win. No doubt he wanted to surprise Lisa.

The author has given us a good lesson to be learned.  Think before you act.  In my opinion if Sammy was keeping it a secret from Lisa then he must have known deep down that it was not a good idea. Or did he?  

You will fall Iin love with Sammy as much as I have or more. Maybe you connect with this story as you remember one of your own bird brain ideas!

The illustrations depict the story so well and will stir everyones imagination into this wild and crazy bird brain adventure with Sammy.

I have read this book before but this time I read it with a whole new perspective.

I highly recommend this book.

I gladly rated this book  5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from MotherDaughterBookReviews for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review it is my honest opinion.

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