‘Sammy the Station Wagon’
Tal Nuriel and Aidar Zeineshev
“Vroom, vroom!” ‘Sammy the Station Wagon’ written by Tal Nuriel and illustrated by Aidar Zeineshev is a story of an ordinary car that is special and will deal with personal and professional ideas and nature. Sammy is a station wagon who needs to learn the basics of being a car and learning how to learn that being different is just a part of self. Sammy does learn what makes him kind of special.
In writing ‘Sammy the Station Wagon’ Tal uses alliteration in naming the characters, for example Johnny the Jeep and Chris the Convertible. My favorite part of the story was when Sammy’s parents sought help for him for this shows the readers that is all right to ask for help when we need to with our problems. We all need a ‘mechanic’ to help us physically and emotionally. Aidar uses primary colors for the illustrations, which for me made the pictures move.
This is an easy reading story that teachers of preschool and kindergarten and even first grade and maybe even elementary counselors could use this book to teach and discuss what makes us all different yet the same. Sammy teaches us all how to look at ourselves and accept and not be a show off in various circumstances that may occur in our lives. We all have a purpose will Sammy find his?