Vibrant, colourful and lively, this book's positive messages and advice are ideal for young children wanting to understand social situations or how friendships work.
Sameh loves playing games. His favourite game is 'Woof Woof', which he loves to play with Baba. When Sameh collects all the bones and Baba loses, he says 'Good game Sameh'. When Baba wins, he gets to shout 'Woof Woof - I win!'. Sameh does not like it when he doesn't win.
In Sameh Wins the Game, Sometimes, lovable Sameh learns that it is ok to feel disappointed if you don't win, but that it's not ok to moan or cry or throw things: sometimes you win and sometimes you don't. He learns how to become a good sport, and that makes him a real champ!
Learning to play games is fundamental to growing up. Through games, a child can learn to organize himself, follow rules, plan strategies, and negotiate while gaining valuable knowledge and skills. Games can also offer a structured social forum that may soothe even the most awkward soul. With a clear set of instruction, their predictability brings comfort to those individuals less adept at navigating free time with others. In addition to observing the guidelines of a specific game, one must also master the rules of conduct surrounding it. Specifically, one must learn to both win and lose with dignity. In Sameh Wins the Game, Sometimes, Sameh challenges his father to a board game. Understandably, as long as Sameh wins the game, and receives the accolades, he is able to show good sportsmanship. However, upon losing, Sameh becomes unraveled. This story captures the hilarity of a sore loser, while offering some acceptable responses to defeat. In the end, Sameh does not win the game, however he takes pride in his decorum.
The Sameh Series
'These books are beautifully yet simply illustrated and written in an appealing child-friendly typeface. They are suitable for reading to children aged 3 years+, or independently by 5-8 year olds...This lively series is definitely a valuable resource for parents and their children, speech and language therapists of all levels of expertise, teachers and other health professionals enjoyed at home, school or in the clinic, and be particularly useful to those working closely with young children who have social communication difficulties such as autism and other spectrum disorders and syndromes.'
The books are very appealing, using cartoons style illustrations. They deal sensitively and in a light-hearted way with some of the problems young children have and are short enough to sustain attention. Highly recommended for the positive messages and the matter-of-fact style.' -SEN Magazine
'A wonderful way to guide a child through the complex social world of childhood' - Eileen Costello, author of Quirky Kids
'Insightful, engaging, and humorous stories designed to help teach children social skills and feel good about themselves ' - Stephanie Loo, M.Ed., Asperger's Association of New England