Sam Is Never Scared

By Thierry Robberecht; Philippe Goossens (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618732784, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2006

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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?

Expressive, soft-edged illustrations capture the reassuring theme that everyone is afraid of something--it's how you face your fear that makes you brave.

About the Author

Thierry Robberecht and Philippe Goossens have created 15 books together, including three other books about Sam, and their work has been published in 13 countries. They both live in Brussels.

Praise For Sam Is Never Scared

"Youngsters will relate to Sam's plight, making the book a sound selection for discussing fears." School Library Journal

"Robberecht's text is the perfect springboard for conversations with young children about fear, bravery, teasing and peer pressure." Kirkus Reviews

"A canine twist to a story of friendship and childhood fears." Booklist, ALA

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