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Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!
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by Shayne on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!
I'm such a fan!

Hi Jennifer,



Hope this email finds you well! My name is Shayne and I wanted to introduce myself and to send over a quick message to say that I love your books! Your stories are so rich and amazing, and I'm such a fan!

by KIRKUS REVIEW on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!
KIRKUS REVIEW

A little girl and her big brother make the most of a rainy day by using their imaginations to have fantastical adventures indoors.



Eight-year-old Braydon and his almost-5-year-old sister Brooklynn (pictured by illustrator Kerber as two blond white children) are stuck inside their home on Sammie Street on a rainy day. Piles of laundry and bedding in Braydon’s messy room turn into “Mount Clothia,” a mountain so high it reaches the stars. A blustery wind blows open a window and the children must escape a giant’s clutching hands (the drapes) in the “Flying Forest.” The basement laundry room becomes “Whispering Waterfalls,” home to trolls. The adventures and the full-bleed, brightly colored illustrations that depict them offer child-pleasing mild humor and suspense. Beyond encouraging young readers to cultivate creativity and use their imaginations—with no screens to distract them—Blyth (Escaped the Night, 2016) offers a message about the rewards of brother-sister bonding. Braydon’s initial reluctance to spend the day with Brooklynn, giving way to enjoyment as his sister eagerly follows along, rings true. The 8-year-old’s snippy reluctance to become the follower when Brooklynn comes up with her own adventure is overdone, but there is pleasing warmth in the resolution of the escapade and the siblings’ return to their everyday life.



Celebrates inventive play and offers a refreshingly positive message about sibling harmony.

by Kirkus review 2018 on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!
Kirkus review 2018

KIRKUS REVIEW

A little girl and her big brother make the most of a rainy day by using their imaginations to have fantastical adventures indoors.



Eight-year-old Braydon and his almost-5-year-old sister Brooklynn (pictured by illustrator Kerber as two blond white children) are stuck inside their home on Sammie Street on a rainy day. Piles of laundry and bedding in Braydon’s messy room turn into “Mount Clothia,” a mountain so high it reaches the stars. A blustery wind blows open a window and the children must escape a giant’s clutching hands (the drapes) in the “Flying Forest.” The basement laundry room becomes “Whispering Waterfalls,” home to trolls. The adventures and the full-bleed, brightly colored illustrations that depict them offer child-pleasing mild humor and suspense. Beyond encouraging young readers to cultivate creativity and use their imaginations—with no screens to distract them—Blyth (Escaped the Night, 2016) offers a message about the rewards of brother-sister bonding. Braydon’s initial reluctance to spend the day with Brooklynn, giving way to enjoyment as his sister eagerly follows along, rings true. The 8-year-old’s snippy reluctance to become the follower when Brooklynn comes up with her own adventure is overdone, but there is pleasing warmth in the resolution of the escapade and the siblings’ return to their everyday life.



Celebrates inventive play and offers a refreshingly positive message about sibling harmony.

by Steph on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!
Mini Review: Sammie Street

Since this book is on the shorter side, I felt a mini review was in order so as not to spoil the whole thing. Stormy Saturday was about two kids stuck inside on a stormy day. The plot was imaginative and creative and the kids in the story work together to have a good day inside despite the weather. They brave mountains, tunnels, jungles and monsters all in their home. The story was fun and I think young readers will really enjoy it.

by Jennifer Blyth on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!
Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil Review Date: June 2016 Source: Story Monster Ink Magazine (storymonsterink.com)

Stormy Saturday is a tribute to the amazing mind of a child and its ability to reach and expand and create wonders out of the mundane. Plans foiled by stormy skies, 8-year-old Braydon is forced to stay indoors and play with his little sister. We all have times when disappointment suddenly becomes an unwanted guest, and we all must decide how we are going to entertain it. Working together, Braydon and Brooklynn are able to turn their rainy day blues into an incredible opportunity for adventure. Stormy Saturday is a creative way to rekindle sibling fun and appreciation.

by Bobbi Harvey on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!
Awesome! Leaves You Wanting More!

"Sammie Street Adventures-Stormy Saturday" by Jennifer Blyth is an awesome book. Let your imagination escape into the work of Jennifer Blyth in this adventure that is perfect to share with the young reader in your life. Sure to bring a smile to your face and so well written, the reader is taken into the adventures in the book. You feel as though you are there. So well written, so easy to imagine. No matter your age, this brings out the kid in us all and leaves you wanting more!.

by Steph @ Cover2CoverBlog on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!

Stormy Saturday is about two kids stuck inside on a stormy day. The plot was imaginative and creative and the kids in the story work together to have a good day inside despite the bad weather. They brave mountains, tunnels, jungles and monsters all in their home. The story was fun and I think young readers will really enjoy it.

by Kaylee Stevens– Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!

This a fun, sweet book with an actual good plot (gasp!) and is quite easy to read for older children, but the younger ones might need some help. This isn’t a ‘picture book’ per say, but it does have several (Fabulous!) illustrations that bring some of the scenes to life. They really helped bring the characters and this fun world of Braydon and Brooklynn to life in a fun, magical way. A great find, and we’ll definitely be reading this one again!

by Claire Middleton– Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!

This book, “Sammie Street Adventures- Stormy Saturday” by Jennifer Blyth is really enjoyable to read! I have younger cousins and nephews that enjoy reading books, like this one, especially if there are pictures in it. Our favorite part was Whispering Waterfalls, followed by the Treasure Tunnel. But it was all very good -- We just wished it was longer! A suitable book for children ages 6-10 years old. Lots of fun!

by Corey Banyan– Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers on Sammie Street Adventures: Stormy Saturday!

Jennifer Blyth has her own unique voice and writing style that makes this book feel fresh and exciting, and not like something my kids (and I) have read a dozen times before. I definitely enjoyed the strong imaginations, descriptions, and creativity here in “Sammie Street Adventures…” The story flows quite well throughout, and Ms. Blyth has the ability to entice even reluctant readers into this adventurous and intriguing world with Braydon and Brooklynn… such fun characters to go through these adventures with, and we hope to read more soon!

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