At last Sam, Anastasia Krupnik's irrepressible little brother, gets a chance to tell his own story. From his first days at the hospital, through his Terrible Twos, to his first days at nursery school, we see what Sam is really like. But things are never quite like they seem. In the delivery room, Sam's first words, "Don't drop me," are heard only as "Waaaaahhhh!" And even though he has a perfectly logical explanation for flushing his sister's goldfish down the toilet, no one understands. From training pants to moving day to nursery school, Sam continually tries to unravel the mysteries of the world at large, facing each crisis and adventure head on and responding with his own brand of humor, candor, and naive insight.
Sam Krupnik finally gets to tell his version of life with his big sister, Lowry's popular Anastasia Krupnik.
Childhood's problems and confusions have seldom been shown to better, funnier, and more sympathetic advantage. Horn Book, Starred
Lois Lowryis the author of more than forty books for young adults. She has received countless honors, among them the Newbery Medal for two of her novels,Number the StarsandThe Giver. Ms. Lowry divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website atwww.loislowry.com.
It had certainly been an exciting morning for him, but a confusing one, too. There were bright lights, which he didn’t like, and he was cold, and someone was messing around with his belly button, which hurt.
And he didn’t know who he was yet.
“A fine healthy boy,” he heard someone say. But that told him onlywhathe was, not who.
He squinted and wiggled and stuck his tongue out, and they all laughed. He liked the sound of the laughter, so he did it again, and they all laughed some lÓT