Year: 2014

Review

Illustrated by William Owl
Albert Whitman & Company, 2014

"Here are five more stories about the three kids last seen in Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!) (2013). The kids' Jewish heritage and traditions are again incorporated into most of the stories. Kimmelman is good with the funny details, but it's Charlie and Sam's friendship and families that are the focus." -- Booklist

"Neighbors and pals Sam (boy) and Charlie (girl) are back for more fun in this title, along with Charlie's little sister, Sam Too. Several Jewish holidays--Passover, Hanukkah, and Tu B'Shevat -- are quietly included as the background for three of the stories, while the other two focus on snow shoveling and playing in a treehouse . . . Kimmelman's simple prose carries a gentle humor . . . Fans of the first book will definitely want to check in with the trio here."
-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books