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Marthe Jocelyn is back with another clever concept book to follow Hannah's Collections, Ones and Twos and Where Do You Look? This time, she tackles counting and categories. Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up! He starts to organize his things, but quickly runs into trouble. He can make a pile of black and white things. But the penguin also belongs in the things wiMarthe Jocelyn is back with another clever concept book to follow Hannah's Collections, Ones and Twos and Where Do You Look? This time, she tackles counting and categories. Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up! He starts to organize his things, but quickly runs into trouble. He can make a pile of black and white things. But the penguin also belongs in the things with wings pile. He can make a pile of rocks. But the round rock also belongs in the round things pile. How will he ever sort his 100 things? Marthe Jocelyn takes a fun look at categories and counting in this very cleverly conceived story. Kids will delight in the cut-paper images of everything from a zipper pull to a robot, and Sam's surprising solution makes for a tidy end to this unique story....

Title : Sam Sorts
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ISBN : 9781101918050
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Sam Sorts Reviews

  • Sandra
    2019-04-13 17:59

    Sam's bedroom is a complete mess. It is time to clean it up. Sam begins to sort all his stuff to put it away, and he discovers there are so many ways of sorting things! Like in many other sorting books Sam sorts by shape, color, type and function. But what I loved about this book is that Sam dares to go beyond and he sorts his stuff in original and creative ways: things that come in pairs, things whose names rhyme, things with dots, holes, stripes or checks, soft, bumpy, fuzzy, noisy, pointy, smelly. No, that's not all. There are thing that float, and things that fly. Wait. Actually there are things that fly with wings, and things that fly without wings. Even things with wings that do not fly! The outcome is that Sam's stuff is still in a pile, but he has learned a lot of things, and had a lot of fun.The pictures are wonderful. The complete book is a huge collage in different colors and textures. The author uses Venn diagrams in such a natural way as part of the story, no explanation is needed. But not all the objects are sorted using Venn diagrams, some times different color backgrounds, or even a rainbow or a pac-man "screen" do the trick. I was happily surprised by this book. A decided 5 stars. I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Find more children's book reviews in Reviews in Chalk

  • Lizzie
    2019-04-18 21:43

    This books make me want to sort the world into a billion lil piles. A fun read a like for the I Spy fanatic in your life.

  • Beverly
    2019-04-02 19:02

    Various ways of sorting things: by color, by shape, by texture, etc.

  • Kira Dickson
    2019-04-12 23:03

    Copyright: 2017Number of Pages: UNKNOWNBook Format: HardcoverReading Level: Ages 3-7Genre: concept bookLit Requirement: Concept #2Summary:Sam need to clean up and so he sorts through his toys and other objects. He sorts by color, attributes and other categories. This book helps with the concept of sorting objects out and grouping with other objects like them.Response:I liked this book and the pictures are beautiful too. I liked that the objects being sorted were clear and you could see every object. This book is good if you are going to teach a child about how to sort items out. I would recommend this book to those who need to teach sorting.

  • Donna Mork
    2019-03-27 17:36

    Cute book with lots of drawings. Lots of pages for counting things and sorting things by type, color, size, rhyme, etc.

  • Mary Anne
    2019-03-30 21:37

    Sam's things are in a heap. In attempting to straighten things out he discovers how they are the same, how they are different and all the different ways of thinking about things.

  • Tasha
    2019-04-14 22:43

    All of Sam’s toys are in a heap on his floor. It’s time for him to clean up. He finds one unique toy, then two dinosaurs, and counts upwards. But there are other ways to sort toys into categories. Maybe by what they are made from or their shape. And then there are the toys that fall into both categories. Some of them rhyme with each other. Others have the same pattern on them. They can be every color in the rainbow or have qualities that make them similar like being fuzzy or smelly. Some float. Others fly. So many ways to sort!Jocelyn has created a book that is all about the concept of sorting items into categories. Again and again, she shows that toys can be put into any number of categories. It’s all in how you look at them. The book also incorporates counting on some of its pages. It’s a book that is perfect for more conversations outside of the ones in the text. Questions of finding other toys that fit the new categories on the page, or even thinking of other categories that Sam hasn’t used yet. There’s plenty to be creative about here.Jocelyn’s illustrations are done in cut paper collage. Some items have a lovely depth to them, created by shadows on the page. On another two pages, there are shadows on the wall that add to the fun. On other pages real objects appear with drawings of others. This is a vibrant visual feast where children will want to look closely at the items and talk about how they match or don’t match.Have items on hand to sort to continue the conversations started with this creative look at sorting. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

  • Amy
    2019-03-23 15:49

    A good book for teaching the concepts of sorting and categories, with some creative and imaginative ways of grouping items, this book would be most useful in a classroom setting. I appreciate the book's utility, and the artwork is cool, but there is no real story beyond Sam sorting his 100 things in various ways. Not exactly compelling.

  • Tracey
    2019-03-23 19:39

    diverse picture book (ages 3-5+, counting/sorting).* Book prominently features diverse characters: yep, Sam (the only character in the story) looks to be a brown-skinned kid of ambiguous background.However:* Not really that great for preschool storytime: this is really more of a one-on-one book; the text asks the readers to take a close look at each spread, and that's really not going to work well for a large crowd. The content is OK for the 3-5+ year set, but it really needs more individual attention vs. a storytime group setting.* Doesn't really fit the counting theme too well. The book assumes that you are well versed in counting already, and focuses on the sorting/matching instead.see also:

  • Amy Lafleur
    2019-04-11 18:39

    Sam's belongings are in a pile in the middle of his room. He has to tidy up but he keeps getting distracted. Sam discovers patterns and things in common - by color, by size, by type, etc. No matter what though, Obo the robot is the best. I really liked the concept - great for teaching adjectives, patterns, and the idea of classifying things. The collage-like illustrations gave the items the sense of texture and makes the items more real and emphasizes the uniqueness of each item. As a library paraprofessional myself, all I could think of was that I could see Sam becoming a librarian in the future for his interest in classifying and organizing everything. Nevertheless, it's a fun and useful story for teaching.

  • Kate Puleo Unger
    2019-04-22 21:52

    I love this book! It would have been perfect for me when Christopher was younger. In this story Sam is trying to clean up his room, but he keeps getting distracted by counting and sorting all of his toys. He sorts by color, by shape, by pairs, by material, by feel, etc. There is so much to teach children with this book. And there is even a venn diagram. It is so much fun!This book is a perfect read aloud for children ages 3-5. But be careful, this is a not a quick read. You could easily spend 30 minutes looking at the items in this book, discussing and categorizing them with your child. There is a lot of re-readability with this book.

  • Becky
    2019-04-02 19:53

    First sentence: Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up.Premise/plot: While trying to tidy up, Sam keeps getting distracted by 'having' to sort things. He doesn't "have" to sort things, he wants to sort things. He's fascinating by sorting. Each spread has Sam's things sorted in a different, particular way. My thoughts: I know people who like to sort. I'm not really one of them! So this book didn't quite click for me personally. The part I could relate to best is when his sorting turns to playing. Now getting distracted by PLAYING I can get! Text: 4 out of 5Illustrations: 2 out of 5Total: 6 out of 10

  • LynnDavidson
    2019-04-12 18:41

    I received this book from Library Thing in exchange for my honest review.This book is busy. For children who can follow along well it is a great way to learn counting and sorting. For a child for whom so much going on is hard to grasp it may be difficult. Sam is a little boy whose room is a mess, as is often the case for young children when they have a lot of toys. He sets out to put things right. He sorts by colour, by category, and other ways that he thinks of. It is a good book to help learn some math skills. The illustrations are bright and interesting.

  • Lynn
    2019-04-22 17:46

    Here's a clever concept book that takes the idea of categories to a whole new level. " Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up."Tidy up he does in wonderfully inventive ways. Not only is this a book to sit and explore but it invites kids to join in with their own contributions. I love Jocelyn's collage illustrations and page design. Sam is a ruffle-haired delight whose room ends up back where it started.Terrific book for a classroom and for repeated reading.

  • Monica
    2019-03-28 16:38

    Sam sorts was fun, and introduces a number of STEM concepts that I think could really be elaborated on by caregivers. I feel this title might encourage talking with a caregiver about concepts, but it is not demonstrated on the pages and that the inferred play isn't enough to put it in the play category for CLEL Bell.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-10 16:58

    Do you have a child who likes to sort? Here's a book that is sure to create some fun. Sam has a heap of toys he needs to clean up and he sorts them into all kinds of categories! I think this would be a great book to pull out on those days when kids say, "I'm bored! There's nothing to do!" Make your own fun with your own stuff. Read Sam Sorts by Marthe Jocelyn.

  • Ursula Shelton
    2019-04-16 16:39

    Very entertaining child book that is all about sorting and counting. Shared it with a few kids after work today and we all laughed and had fun. I would definitely recommend to family and friends. thank you

  • Peacegal
    2019-03-26 19:46

    Appealing mixed-media illustrations encourage kids to count and introduce concepts of sorting. Kids who like the junior versions of the I SPY books will enjoy this one.(Although I do hope those animal tails in Sam's collection aren't real!)

  • East Gwillimbury
    2019-04-14 20:47

    What a great book about tidying up your room. Sam sorts everything into piles and then arranges all his toys in their place on his book shelf. By sorting his toys, time flies and the job is done. What a great way to demonstrate how to sort articles.

  • Barbra
    2019-03-27 15:58

    Young readers will count along with Sam as he sorts through a pile of his favorite things. Bright illustrations will have children counting, and searching along with him for their favorite items. A wonderful book for ages three to seven to promote reading and math in a fun way.

  • Jade
    2019-04-04 18:35

    This is the most gorgeous, inventive, enjoyable counting and sorting book I have seen. Grab it if your little one wants to have a fun time practicing those skills in different creative ways and with lovely paper collage illustrations!

  • Jocelyn Brame
    2019-04-20 21:43

    An interesting concept book, but the amount of different concepts may be overwhelming and therefore unhelpful to the child reader. The collage illustrations are engaging.

  • Mary Librarian
    2019-04-13 17:37

    Matching, counting, shapes, sorting are all concepts Sam teaches children as he organizes his toys.

  • Allison
    2019-04-22 19:34

    As a kid who often played by sorting my toys into various categories, I really really related to this book. It spoke to the inner organizer in me :) Oscar liked it OK, too.

  • Wyldrabbit
    2019-04-04 20:01

    I always recommend anything by Marthe Jocelyn. This is a excellent book for teaching children the concepts of Categories and Sorting, by color,design and more.

  • Tara
    2019-03-27 23:44

    An easy counting book with lots to look at.

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-03-26 18:48

    A young boy sorts his toys as he cleans up. lots of categories. preschool and up for concept

  • Kelly
    2019-03-31 21:44

    This is a unique book. Fun for one on one and teaching categories and then letting kids sort all sorts of things into their own categories. Good for classrooms, I'd imagine.

  • Niki (Daydream Reader)
    2019-04-22 20:04


  • Nikki
    2019-04-01 19:58

    Would be the perfect read aloud for a preschool class, where sorting and classifying are part of the Utah Core Standards.