From the author of Reach for the Stars and one of the major illustrators of his generation, a joyful and funny celebration of ordinary family life When I grow up, I want to be like my dad. Sam's dad is an artist, and Sam's life is full of creativity, exploration, and adventure. Serge Bloch's semiautobiographical picture book shows life through Sam's eyes, as he plays with his little brother, goes to the park, visits a farm, and goes on holiday—all in the company of the long-suffering but affectionate Dad he loves so much. This beautiful picture book captures the little details that excite a child's imagination and the quirky ways they interpret the adult world. It's a book any child can see themselves in and relate to.
About the Author
Serge Bloch has worked as an editorial illustrator for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, as well as New York Magazine and Time. He is the author and illustrator of Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards, Reach for the Stars, and You Are What You Eat, and he illustrated The Enemy, I Love Kissing You, and I Can't Wait, which was an ALA Batchelder Honor Book. He recently received a Gold Medal from the American Society of Illustrators. He lives in Paris and New York City.
Praise for Sam and His Dad…
"Bloch's simple though imaginative pictures and clean visual style invite discussion of the deeper meanings of these oft-used phrases, making this an ideal book for the classroom or for one-on-one sharing." School Library Journal on Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards
"Chic, inventive illustration by Serge Bloch." Wall Street Journal on The Enemy