Sammy the Station Wagon
By Tal Nuriel and illustrated by Aidar Zeineshev
a Book Review by Mark Graham
“Vroom, vroom!” ‘Sammy the Station Wagon’ a preschool children’s book written by Tal Nuriel and illustrated by Aidar Zeineshev is a story of an ordinary car that is special that will learn and deal with personal and professional ideals.
As the title says Sammy is a station wagon who needs to learn the basics of being an ordinary car, but learning how that being different is just a part of learning about self. Sammy does learn.
In writing ‘Sammy the Station Wagon’ Tal uses alliteration in naming the various others characters. We have 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 it is all right to ask for help when we need to with our problems. We all need a mechanic as in the story to help us physically and emotionally. Aidar uses primary colors for the drawings, which to me made the pictures and story move along.
This is an easy reading story . Teachers of preschool, kindergarten and even first grade teachers could use in their classrooms for various skills. It can also be used by elementary counselors to teach children about differences that we all have and yet how we are the same. Our little Station Wagon teaches us all how to look at ourselves and accept and yet not to be a show off in various circumstances that may occur in and during our lives. We all have a purpose and will Sammy find his.
‘Sammy the Station Wagon’
Author; Tal Nuriel. Illustrator; Aidar Zeineshev