Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. In Sam and the Firefly, P. D. Eastman (author of Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!) introduces us to the dynamic duo of Sam and Gus, who soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it’s up to Sam to help Gus “write” his wrongs.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
"...provides interest, suspense and word repetition. Illustrations excellent. Recommended."--(starred) School Library Journal.
This book is enhanced with read aloud audio features.
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The train from P.D. Eastman’s book Sam and the Firefly
I’ll tell you about the train from P.D. Eastman’s book, Sam and the Firefly. The train was a powerful North American beautiful comfortable cross-country diesel electric passenger train. It was working the railroad night shift to carry the human people passengers and their trunks and their baggages and their luggages and their suitcases and the United States mail to the correct train stations all through the night in order to take the human people passengers on an overnight journey on their North American beautiful comfortable cross-country passenger train trip all through the North American countryside through the sceneries along its own famous North American beautiful comfortable cross-country passenger train railroad until it had to reach the next passenger train station by the next morning. The North American light white skin Hot Dog Man and Sam the North American owl saw the train coming toward them and the Hot Dog Man’s car. Sam got an idea to do something to stop the train hitting the Hot Dog Man’s car. First, Sam went to the Hot Dog Man’s car and he took the Hot Dog Man’s jar that trapped Gus the North American firefly in it and he made the jar fall by going “CRASH!” and Gus was out of the Hot Dog Man’s jar and Sam hired Gus to stop the train in order to help the Hot Dog Man save his car from getting hit by the train. Gus wrote the word “stop,” a lot and he did it fast and he did it big and Sam was so happy with the firefly for doing this as a good word trick. The North American light white skin train engineer and the North American light white skin train brakeman saw Gus’s message because they decided to realise that the Hot Dog Man’s car was on the track ahead and they applied the train brakes to stop the train. Then finally, the train stopped and the Hot Dog Man and the train engineer and the train brakeman felt grateful for the firefly for stopping the train because they saw that it was a great trick thanks to the firefly stopping the train because they called the firefly the North American Stop The Train Hero until Gus and Sam did not hear them explain this because Sam and Gus had gone away. After the train engineer and the train brakeman helped the Hot Dog Man get his car off the tracks, the Hot Dog Man went home then the train continued its journey to the next passenger train station while Sam looked at Gus as the sun came up by the next morning. Sam told Gus that the morning light was there then no one can see Gus’s tricks and that it was time they went home to bed. Sam went back to his tree home then Gus went back to the lake.