Sam’s mother calls him for lunch just as he’s dumped all his blocks on the floor of his room. Carefully, Sam begins to line up his blocks and lots of other things as he tries to reach the kitchen where Mama is waiting. 

International Reading Association
Children's Book Award, 1987

Behind the book:
One rainy day when my son, Sam, said he had nothing to do, his dad suggested he try lining up his cars across the rug. Sam thought it was a terrific game and before I knew it, there were lines of things all over the house!

“A book remarkable for its thoughtful design, it is especially notable as the author-artist’s first book of her own.”
The Horn Book

 “A charming book.”
School Library Journal

 “The paintings have a folk art look and are full of homey touches…A focused concept, as precisely executed as Sam’s final stretch to the kitchen.”
Publishers Weekly

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