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Number One Sam

Written & illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Published by Disney-Hyperion
4.0 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
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May 13, 2014
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What's Number One Sam About

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They’re off!

Sam is the best race-car driver in history-he is number one at every race!

But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn’t know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner?

What Kind of Book is Number One Sam

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The Notorious RAD
Mom of 1. Wife to 1. #1.
4.0 / 7.0

This book offers bright illustrations and a fun story about winning and losing. It is a good reminder for kids that sometimes being in first place isn’t the most imporant thing.

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Book Topics › losing
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Book Topics › competition
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Who Wrote Number One Sam

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Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli is an author, an illustrator, and a printmaker. His picture books include The Watermelon Seed; Good Night Owl; Tricky Vic; and North, South, East, West, which was also written by Margaret Wise Brown. When not traveling on trains, he can be found at home in Philadelphia with his wife, their dog, and two cats. Visit him at

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Publication Date:
May 13, 2014

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