Book Review: Sammy Steals the Show by Emlyn Chand


Title: Sammy Steals the Show (a Bird Brain Book, #10)

Author: Emlyn Chand

Illustrator: Noelle Giffin

Publication Date: May 28, 2014

Publisher: Evolved Publishing

Pages: 56

Recommended Ages: 3 to 8


Book Description

Sammy is a talented young cockatiel who loves to sing out of his open apartment window for all of Australia to hear. One day, he watches a reality singing competition with his human friend, Lisa, and knows that if he could just audition, he would surely win.

What follows is a masterful escape, an eventful journey to the Sydney Opera House, and an audition the crew of “Sing Your Heart Out” will never forget. Will Sammy take home the title of Australia’s next rising star, or will he find something more important along the way?

There’s only one way to find out: join Sammy in his humorous adventure of fame, friendship, and fun.

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My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Sammy Steals the Show is an adorable children’s book about a cockatiel who lives with Lisa in Sydney, Australia. Lisa works hard has a waitress to keep a roof over their heads and they watch TV together every night when she gets home from work. When they see a reality show that is looking for the best singer, Sammy decides he should try out.

Sammy makes new friends on his adventure and he learns that flying across the city is a lot harder than flying across the apartment! He also learns what is most important to him and that fame isn’t it.

Along with the cute story, there is a colorful picture to go along with each page of text. I especially enjoyed this story because I have a cockatiel, Pocko, who looks just like Sammy. And Pocko loves to sing, whistle, and talk.

This is a great book for children, especially if they like animals. 



About the Author

Emlyn-4-300x200From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life:  she has published fiction across multiple genres, oversees and contributes as both an editor and an author to theNovel Publicity Guides for Writing & Marketing Fiction series, and loves the written word so much, she even married author Falcon Storm! Don’t forget that she is the founder and president of Novel Publicity too.

The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. Maybe that’s why she loves writing her Bird Brain Book series for children so much!

Emlyn’s first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category. She now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm.

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