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Kids Fiction 237
simple, cute picture book
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
SAMUEL DREW HASN'T A CLUE is an overall cute picture book that follows Samuel Drew as he wheels a package through town. First the pigeons try to guess what is inside, and they are hoping for cake. Then other animals join in the guessing as they follow Samuel, assuming it might be their favorite food. Finally, Samuel brings them all to his birthday party where they all feast on the birthday foods and he opens the package.

What I loved: The text is written in rhyme, which is fun for young readers to listen to. It's also large and clear, which helps when reading aloud. The pictures are simple but cute, with plenty of details in the background as Samuel walks through town. The animals add some interest as they guess what food Samuel has in his box.

What left me wanting more: The story is pretty simple and the build-up is pretty intense to the finale that seems to expect readers to have already figured it out and is somewhat simple.

Final verdict: Simple and overall cute, SAMUEL DREW HASN'T A CLUE is a rhyming picture book that seeks to discover what is in a wrapped present.
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