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If I get seasick, so should he.
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Sam's Snack is a pop-up Picture Book by David Pelham and is part of the Sam & Samantha Book Series. In it both Sam and Samantha are spending time at the beach when they get invited to go on a ship. Unfortunately Samantha gets left behind since she can't go due to seasickness. So in revenge she sabotages Sam's lunch. It was published in 1994.


This book provides examples of:

  • And Your Reward Is Edible: Possibly played with since it's unknown if Sam knew what Samantha was doing to his lunch, but in the end it's revealed that Sam put a live shrimp or lobster in his sister's seafood salad.
  • Cooking Stories: A standard for a Sam & Samantha book, though this time it's about the food in Sam's lunch box.
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Samantha puts a small squid in Sam's thermos.
  • Evil Chef: Downplayed and played with since Samantha is more mischievous than evil and she didn't really make the food shown, but she does tamper with it.
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  • Food Porn: The food actually looks good until you make use of the pop-ups.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Samantha tries to have this done to her brother, it's revealed at the end that Sam was also trying to do this to Samantha. It's unknown how successful they were.
  • Lethal Chef: Justified and played with since Samantha and Sam didn't actually make the food, but do deliberately sabotage food.

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