Title: This is Sadie
Author: Sara O’Leary
Illustrator: Julie Morstad
Publisher: Tundra Books
Theme: Imagination and play. And books.
Opening: This is Sadie. No, not that. That’s a box. Sadie is inside the box.
Synopsis: (from Amazon) Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but that always bring her home again. She likes to make things — boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all. For Sadie, the world is so full of wonderful possibilities … This is Sadie, and this is her story.
Why I like this book: Kids love to play with boxes and pillows. And to use their imagination to fly, and to visit different lands in stories. This book reminds kids they don’t need piles of toys or a TV to have fun. A perfect picture book for summer adventures.
Resources/activities: Give kids an empty box and some crayons to create a boat, a car, or whatever else their imagination comes up with.
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