Number One Sam

A Read-Along Book


By Greg Pizzoli

Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Cover design or artwork by Greg Pizzoli

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An acclaimed, winning tale about losing — from champion humorist and three-time Geisel-recipient Greg Pizzoli

They’re off! Sam is the best race-car driver in history — he is number one at every race! But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn’t know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner? With his signature light touch, Greg Pizzoli’s upbeat story about being a good sport is perfect for read-aloud.

* “Another winner from Pizzoli.” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

* “The simple yet exciting text drives the story forward and will make it a popular choice at storytimes.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Don’t miss these other favorites from Greg Pizzoli:
The Watermelon Seed
Good Night Owl
The Book Hog
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Templeton Gets His Wish
This Story is for You


  • * "A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars."
    Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • * "Another winner from Pizzoli"
    Publisher's Weekly, starred review
  • * "The simple yet exciting text drives the story forward and will make it popular choice at storytimes."
    School Library Journal, starred review

On Sale
Jul 29, 2014
Page Count
40 pages

Greg Pizzoli

About the Illustrator

Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney & Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient for The Watermelon Seed(Medal winner), The Book Hog (Honor book), and Good Night Owl (Honor book). He is also the author-illustrator of This Story Is for You, The 12 Days of Christmas, Templeton Gets His Wish, and Number One Sam. His nonfiction for children includes the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Impossible True Story of Tricky Vic: The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, and he has also illustrated picture books written by authors such as Mac Barnett, Kelly DiPucchio, Jennifer Adams, and Margaret Wise Brown. He lives in Philadelphia.

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