Monday, August 24, 2015

Samuel & Sophia: A Tale of Two Teddies - Teaser Tuesday and First Chapter / First Paragraph

I have a four-year-old granddaughter who loves books, and one of her favorites is Samuel & Sophia - A Tale of Two Teddies by Judy Dearborn Nill. It's the story of twin teddy bears, their loyalty to each other, and their search for the perfect home.

The book is recommended for ages 4 to 8.

First Paragraph:
   A little boy with curly hair poked Samuel in the middle.
   Samuel giggled, but Sophia frowned.
   "I want these bears," the boy told his mother. "What are they called?"
   "The tags say Samuel and Sophia, dear."
   "I don't like the name Samuel," said the boy. "I don't like Sophia either...."

Teaser (from Page 4): 
"We don't need money," said the little girl. "We have credit cards!"

Genre: Children's Fiction
Length: 24 Pages
Publisher's Link: Samuel & Sophia at Guardian Angel Publishing
Amazon Link: Samuel & Sophia at Amazon
More Books by this Author: Judy's Amazon Author Page

This author has also written excellent books for young adults, early readers, and middle grade students.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B of A Daily Rhythm. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you're reading. No spoilers, please!




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32 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I bet my daughter would love this one. It sounds adorable!

Cleo Bannister said...

Love the quote about the credit cards - ah if only life were that simple! - yes this sounds like an excellent book, I can see why your grandchild enjoys it.

grammajudyb said...

I am really looking forward to reading to my great grandson when he is a bit older. We do board books now, and he sits pretty still and seems to listen. He will be 2 in early September.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Nice choice! Love the cover and theme.

Juli Witte said...

I was given a teddybear as a baby and have been utterly in love with it since the first moment I saw it, so I'd probably love this story! The cover is really adorable as well. It's great that your granddaughter enjoys reading so because it's a great thing to share with someone! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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Topazshell said...

I have a granddaughter among a few boy grandchildren. She's the only girl, the princess. Luv the names Sophia and Samuel.:)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This book sounds adorable! I love teddy bears...in fact, I have a collection of them, all dressed in cute clothes...LOL.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Irma Fritz said...

I've read a couple of Judy Nill's YA books. She is a talented and inspired writer. Samuel & Sophia sounds like another winner!

judy said...

How nice of you to feature my book, Sandy! Thanks so much.

Margot said...

I love this opener and the teaser too. I sense a lot of humor under the surface which would be fun for both child and the grandmother. I'm in.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This sounds so cute!

Monica's Bookish Life said...

What a cute book! I like the opening, too!

Kay said...

I love this book! Have no grandkids, but I might need to read it myself. And the quote about the credit cards - is that not true???? LOL

Vicki said...

Sounds cute!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Love your teaser and the cover.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like a cute kids book.

Yvonne said...

LOL about the credit card line. This sounds really cute.

Laura Thomas said...

I find it funny that the teaser doesn't surprise me. LOL What an adorable story:)

Nadene Reynolds said...

Great teaser. Here is mine
http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2015/08/teaser-tuesday-24.html?zx=4b480e8669c9b8c0

Laura said...

It sounds cute. Glad that your granddaughter loves books!

Stephen P. Bianchini said...

Interesting indeed. Not my genre, but will go checking it. Thanks for sharing.

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

Cute, cute!

Jacqueline Gum said...

So adorable! I have some great nephews who would love this:)

Lexxie Lin said...

Both of those quotes are adorable! My youngest daughter (she's 10) used to tell me she looked forward to being an adult, because then she wouldn't have to work to earn money anymore, she could just have a card like me and go to the ATM to get some :D

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Nish said...

Sounds delightful :) thanks for sharing.

Running N Reading said...

This is so cute, Sandra!! I do not have small children, but I know lots of folks who do; I will definitely share this recommendation.

Paulita said...

Sounds adorable. Thanks for sharing. Here's Mine

Curly Fries said...

This intro is adorable!

melovebooks said...

It sounds like a book I would read to my future children! :)

Sharons Book Nook! said...

Oh this sounds so cute!

The Candid Cover YA book blogger said...

Awwww! This book sound so cute and I adore the teaser that you chose. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Grace Marshall said...

Looks wonderful for the younger set and the young at heart.