Sam's Sandwich

by David Pelham


When I first saw this book, Sam's Sandwich, I thought it was the cutest thing. I'm sure your little one will get a kick out of the format. Fold out pages show what Sam adds to his sister Samantha's sandwich to make it more (or should we say less) appetizing.

I'm sure this will be a favorite in your house, just as it is in mine. Sam is being just a little mischievous when he tries to help his sister. Just like we did, we're sure you'll find yourself trying to see if you can guess what he'll add next.

Enjoy this fun, rhyming book shaped like a sandwich and illustrated to look like one, too. David, thanks for such a fun experience to share with the little ones in my life.

A Great Gift Idea

Below you'll find the details so you can run out now and find this cute little book at the library or your favorite book store. Give it as a gift to your child or grandchild so that you'll always have a fun book to share with them when story time comes around. 

You do read to your little one, right? If you do, great job. If not, you should. Those are some of my fondest memories that I shared with our now grown children. Every night we would pick out a fun book to read, whether it was a favorite on their bookshelf or one we just found at our weekly trips to the library.

Make Sam's Sandwich one of those books that is on your little ones bookshelf. Hopefully it will be a book that will bring many smiles and laughter to you and your child. It's also the perfect size for little hands when they begin to "read" books on their own.

The illustrations are fun and engaging and the size is just right as I said earlier. So be sure to add it to your gift list this year. Check out the other fun sandwich books on our site for more possibilities. You'll be surprised. There are so many books about sandwiches out there to choose from.


  • Pub. Date: September 1991
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Hardcover, 24pp
  • Age Range: 4 to 8
  • ISBN-13: 9780525447511
  • ISBN: 0525447512

  • Publishers Weekly Review for Sam's Sandwich

      Once they feast their eyes on the exterior of this mouth-watering volume, youngsters will be impatient to dig in. The front and back covers are designed--quite convincingly--to resemble pieces of bread, and the spine reveals the neatly layered ingredients of the special snack Sam prepares for his sister. The most delectable morsels, however, are found within--each spread depicts one of the foods the obliging brother adds to his culinary creation. But the realistic renditions of sliced tomato, cucumber, cheese, pastrami, onion and hard-boiled egg fold out to disclose some of Sam's secret--and less appetizing--additions, including a fly, worm, slug, caterpillar and some ants. Youngsters will be too engrossed in Sam's creative sandwich-making to notice that Pelham's singsong rhyme occasionally falters. This cleverly designed book accomplishes what it sets out to do: it serves up a tasty little snack rather than a full-course meal. Ages 4-9. (Sept.)

    What Do You Think?

    After reading this book review, I'm not sure I'd be willing to ask my little brother to make a sandwich for me. Hmmm..... What about you? Would your be brave enough to eat a sandwich made by a precocious sibling or child in your life?

    I'm having second thoughts on that. It would be a fun book to read with the little ones just to see their reaction to interesting "fillings" Sam decides to add to his sister's sandwich. 

    All I can say is, if you have a sister or brother, be very careful what you ask them to do for you. At least don't send them into the kitchen on their own to make a sandwich for you. Just sayin'. (Even though Sam was quite sneaky with his additions).

    Want a Sneak Peak....?

    Would you like to try before you buy (or check out this book from the library)? Well, with the advent of technology we can do just that. Below you'll find a video of Sam's Sandwich read aloud on Shae Snider's YouTube channel.

    We hope you enjoyed listening to this fun book. It's funny right? And yes, be very careful who you ask to help you make your sandwiches. I think it's really funny, too, that Sam wouldn't share the sandwich with his sister after they both contributed in making it. Another red flag! 

    Nevertheless, it is a fun book to share with your favorite 4 to 8 year old. And another thing--are you hungry now? I am! If reading (or listening) to this sandwich book, has stirred up your appetite, head over to our sandwich recipe index to find an idea for a sandwich you might like to make.

    Also, consider leaving a review for this book using the form below if you've already read it. I don't know about you, but I love reading others experiences about the books they've read or products they've used. It helps me make a decision on whether I want to own it or not. So check out the reviews below or add your own!

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