Sam and Charlie by Leslie Kimmelman
(and Sam Too!)

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When Charlie moves next door to Sam, he’s thrilled to have a new friend—even if she is a girl. Charlie has a little sister, also named Sam—or Sam Too, as the other Sam comes to call her. Both Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too) are Jewish, and they try to live by the religion’s motto: Love your neighbor as yourself. The five brief chapters in this book, accompanied by colorful illustrations, highlight the value of friendship and its ups and downs.

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About Leslie Kimmelman

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Leslie Kimmelman is the author of many picture books including The Three Bully Goats and Round the Turkey. She lives with her family in Ardsley, New York. Stefano Tambellini is an artist, filmmaker, and illustrator. He lives in London, England.
Published May 28, 2013 by Albert Whitman & Company. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Not even the worthy subject matter can overcome the herky-jerky writing in this rare glimpse into everyday Jewish life.

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Charlie is Sam’s tomboy new neighbor (“I’m warning you: Never call me Charlene,” she tells him) who quickly becomes Sam’s best buddy. Sam Too is Charlie’s younger sister and is, as the parentheses in

Jan 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!)

Gr 1–3—The opening-Leviticus 19:18, "Love your neighbor as yourself"-sets the theme as children quickly form a friendship. Sam meets two sisters, Charlie and Sam, referred to as Sam Too, when the girls move in next door, and each of the five stories focuses on an aspect of a universal experience....

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