Sam’s Perfect Plan….by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot Illustrated by Julie Ross


Sam’s Perfect Plan….by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot
Illustrated by Julie Ross


2010 Gold Medal Winner
Gold Medal Winner

More About Sam’s Perfect Plan

A world upside down! How could this be? You will soon find out by reading each and every page of this colorful book and discover how our friend Sam comes up with the perfect plan.

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: The Peppertree Press (April 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981489486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981489483

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Sam wakes up one morning to find that to him the world is upside down. After trying to get the adults to help him fix it, he gives up because they don’t seem to care. He then takes on the help of kids, which are more than eager to help him. Eventually the adults get curious about what is going on with these kids so they decide to check it out to see what is going on. This is a wonderful, funny story and very enjoyable. And as with all of Dr. Pirnot’s books, I love the illustrations. The outside and inside of this book will capture the interest of young readers. I encourage you to grab a copy of this book and read it to your small child, and let your older child read it for themselves. They will truly enjoy this story!

For an autograph copy of this book and other books by this author, visit her website.

I want to thank the author Karen Hutchins Pirnot for providing a copy of this book for me to review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.


About the Author and Illustrator

Dr. Pirnot has worked with children and families in various capacities for the past fifty years.  While in private practice in Iowa, she worked extensively with children and adults in the juvenile justice system.  She has also worked in consultating for schools and hospitals.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Pirnot has spoken to groups and lectured in universities.  In addition to her work with children and families, Dr. Pirnot has worked with female inmates in the prison system and with death and dying issues with geriatric residents in long term care facilities.

Dr. Pirnot is married, with three children whom she raised prior to her return to school for graduate work.  After moving from Iowa, she had a private practice in Sarasota, Florida prior to her retirement in 2005.

Following her retirement, Dr. Pirnot began to publish books she had written during her clinical practice years.  She writes about the imagination and motivation of children while attempting to empower the child characters in her books.  Many of her adult novels also contain interactions with children, with emphasis on respectful and growth-oriented interactions between and among the generations.  Dr. Pirnot is currently engaged in writing about character disorders which prevent healthy interactions between individuals and couples.

Dr. Pirnot is available for speaking engagements and book signings.  All queries for personal appearances should be directed to publisher Julie Ann Howell at Peppertree Publishing.

More About Julie Ross

Julie Ross Received her first formal art instruction in Sarasota, Florida throught the Visual Performing Arts Center. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Julie has displayed her work from New York City to South Africa to New Zealand. She lives in Atlanta, where she is working on her “Visualizing Whirled Pea’s” theme,

Julie Ross





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