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Sam's First Word (Hardcover)

Sam's First Word By Bea Birdsong, Holly Hatam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bea Birdsong, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
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Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada meets Everybody Poops in this silly story about a baby whose first word—POOP!—isn't getting the message across.

Everyone in Sam's family wants her to say their name for her first word. To convince her, Mama sings, Papa tells a story, and Nana draws. Even their neighbor Mr. Theotopolous gets in on the action by performing an epic poem.

Sam definitely has something to say, something urgent, but how can she make her family stop thinking about themselves and listen? When all else fails, she may have to take drastic measures . . . .

This sweetly silly story is read-aloud fun for the whole family, from parents who may end up laughing at themselves to kids who will cheer Sam on to her triumphant finale.

About the Author

Bea Birdsong is the author of I Will Be Fierce and other picture books. She is also a writer for the education market and a former teacher who believes in the awesome power of books to educate, entertain, and empower. Bea lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her husband, son, and rescue dog. She invites you to follow her on Twitter @beabirdsong and to visit her online at

Holly Hatam is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dear Girl and Dear Boy, as well as Unicorns Are Real, Made by Maxine, and Jack (Not Jackie). Her mission with her art is to spread love, to make meaningful connections, and to create change. Holly lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and son. She invites you to visit her online at

Praise For…

"Cheeky.... Fresh, fun, and funny."—Kirkus Reviews

"[A] nifty, high-spirited bit of toddler turnabout."—Booklist

"Children will delight in the scatological humor and fast-paced plot, while grown-ups will appreciate the scenes-from-real-life quest."—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316452441
ISBN-10: 0316452440
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 16th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English