The Adventures of Sammy the Shredder is a new book from the Adventure Zoo Crew, aimed at little kids. In order to make sure I’m not missing any of the key points, I opted for a book report format, and since it’s been awhile I used an outline from Wikihow. Here’s everything you need to know about this touching tale of ‘boarding.
Author: Brian Allen and Tawnya Schultz
Illustrator: Jennifer Jeffries Ryan
This book is about Sammy, a young bear who is learning to snowboard. This book told the story of Sammy’s first day boarding and was filled with action such as Sammy getting ready to board, hitting his head cause he doesn’t know how to turn and watching his big bro and friends do sweet moves. He gets some help from his big brother, a bunch of woodland creatures and also a little encouragement from an O.G. shredder bear.
I’d have to say my favorite character was the OG dude Sammy rides the lift with, cause he was very wise. Also the dude who nailed a board slide while Sammy hung out and watched seemed alright too. I really didn’t care for the raccoon who was basically just hanging around the whole time and not doing much helpful. Also, Sammy’s big bro seemed like kind of a jerk making Sammy hit boxes and ride tree lines on his first day boarding.
I didn’t really understand why they insisted on calling it “shredding.” I mean, they could have name the bear anything, and Bobby the Boarder has a rally nice ring to it. Also, Sammy the Shredder may confuse small children who’ve picked it up based on the fact it claims to “teach the basics of snowboarding” and then proceeds to have several fallacies about the sport within its pages.
At the end of the book, Sammy successfully makes it down a tree run and is clearly hooked for life. It was really heart warming to see him overcome his head injury and get back on the board!
You can download the book here as a digital download or buy it at a Burton store near you.