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What Are You Doing, Sam?

Written by Marie-Louise Gay

Series Title: Stella and Sam

  • 32 Pages
  • 9780888997340
  • 8.310" x 8.310"
  • Reading age from 2 to 5
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings


Publication Date August 01, 2006

"What are you doing, Sam?" calls Stella.

Sam and his dog, Fred, are creating joyful havoc throughout the house. Be it snorkeling in the bathtub, teaching Fred to read or roll over, or cooking up a pancake feast, they are having a marvelous time. Of course, Stella joins in the fun as she observes the inventive antics of Sam and his beloved companion.

In this wonderful addition to the Stella and Sam series, Marie-Louise Gay has created another charming picture book. Delicate watercolors, full of expression and humor, bring her delightful story to life.

Short-listed for the CLA CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award 2007

Selected for the Bank Street College Children's Library Best Children's Books of the Year 2007

Selected for the CCBC Our Choice (Starred Selection) 2007


Marie-Louise Gay
Marie-Louise Gay has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal.


"...another charming book about siblings Stella and Sam.....a comical celebration of imaginative play." CM Magazine

"Another charming tale about these siblings that will delight all who enter their cozy realm." School Library Journal

"Gay delivers yet another gentle tale infused with humour, and accompanied by her soft and soothing mixed-media illustrations." Montreal Review of Books

"Rarely does a children's book suit its intended audience perfectly....Stella and Sam books always seem to hit the mark.....another triumph in a deservedly popular series." Quill & Quire