Quick and Cute - Number One Sam

numberonesam.jpgNumber One Sam (Disney Hyperion, 2014) by Greg Pizzoli is a fast, fun read. Sam, a dog, is number one at the races. He's used to winning. Until his friend Maggie, an elephant, comes in first. At the next race, Sam has to make a choice about winning or losing.

This book got a starred review in Publisher's Weekly and has been chosen as Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Child selection for 2015. At about 300 words is a good short picture book to study for writers and an easy book for beginning readers.

Author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli has written and illustrated 3 other picture books and illustrated 2 others. Read more here. His blog has some interesting posts, too.