This book is set a poppa’s house.The book is about when a family comes together and has a meeting because their poppa is coming up to be seventy. They want to thank him for giving all of them veggies from his garden and fixing things. All of the families put fifty dollars in to buy him a decent present but now they don’t know what to get him. So they do a raffle and Sam gets to pick but he doesn't know what to buy him.
A strength in the book was how he didn’t tell us what the present was until poppa unwrapped it and I really wanted to find out what it was. I weakness in the book was when he unwrapped his present and he was a bit like he didn’t like it.
I think that the book is interesting. In a part of the book I have felt the same way once. It was when Sam had to get a good present and like the pressure was all on him.