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Children’s Hour: Sam the Chef

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.


We have a few ‘career books’ like Sam the Chef in the nursery. Formerly Fred the Firefighter has been our favourite, but now it’s Sam’s turn. Believe it or not Sam the Chef is about a chef, called Sam. Sam is opening a new restaurant and has some VIPs visiting. Everyone is eager to do well but there are a few hiccups on the way.

We learn all about the things which Sam and his team do. Cooking, serving, buying food, and Sam is in charge of it all.

What is it about it? I’m not sure. It’s less dry than other books with a factual basis. Plus there is a little drama. The pictures are interesting, they are a bit like those puppet TV shows, like Fireman Sam, or Thomas the Tank.

Buy it:

Paperback- new (from £3,878.89)

Paperback- used (from £0.01)

Hardcover- new (from £10.99)

Hardcover- used (from £2.00)



Filed under Children's Hour, Fiction review, Picture books