This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary & Julie Morstad published by Tundra Books/ Penguin Random House Canada, Spring, 2015. This publication of this book is something I have been looking forward to for a while. The art Julie Morstad has created is simply divine. You may already be familiar with her work she illustrated Julia, Child which I have adored from the moment I first saw it, read more about Julia, Child here. There is something about these gorgeous images that just inspire and make you feel as though you are dreaming.
What I love so much about this book is that the Sadie has a very active imagination and as a mom of two little petites imaginative play is so incredibly important. It is something that we try to foster and support in any way that we can. I love that this book starts out with Sadie playing in an empty cardboard box. She is a girl who loves a good story, a girl who is imaginative and bold.
Another incredibly endearing quality about this book is the marriage of story and illustrations. This book has a very unique and special quality that makes it easy to read over and over. Even when you see this book on the shelf it jumps out at you, with darling Sadie peeking out through her fox mask. The illustrations engage the reader and sort of hold your hand through the magical experience that Sara O’Leary and Julie Morstad take you on in this lovely collaboration.
Another really fun component to this book is that Tundra Books is an awesome publishing company that not only publishes some of our favorite books, but supplemental materials that keep the fun going. Check out these beautiful buntings, paper fox mask (just like Sadie’s), paper dolls and paper flowers. The bunting makes me so happy, I love that I can decorate my petites book nook to represent one of her favorite books. Click on the image below to be directed to Tundra Books website where you can download this lovely activity kit.
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