PPBF: A Summery Saturday Morning

SummerySaturdayMorningCoverPPBF on Susanna Hill’s blog is taking a nap – a long summer slumber – but I can’t help myself – gotta share books I think are ‘pickcha poifect’! (I’m allowed to tawk like that – originally from LonGisland, NY).

SummerySaturdayMorningEndpapersAuthor: Margaret Mahy
Illustrator: Selina Young
Publisher: Viking/Penguin Group, 1998
Ages: 2-6
Themes: dogs, summer, stories in rhyme
Opening: We take the dogs down the wiggly track,/The wiggly track, the wiggly track./One dog’s whoite and the other dog’s black/ On a summery Saturday morning.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Nothing seems to go as planned on their Saturday morning, but the children enjoy themselves.

SummerySaturdayMorning1I like this book because: it’s a rollicking read-aloud with a funny storyline with cheerful watercolors that play up the fun. I really appreciate Margaret Mahy’s playful way with words.

SummerySaturdayMorning3Resources/activities: watch this New Zealand TV trailer for a Margaret Mahy documentary, even if we can’t get out hands on the film here in the US – it’s still fun!; take a walk on a summery morning and describe what you encounter – maybe in a rhyme?!SummerySaturdayMorningSpot

For existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE

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21 thoughts on “PPBF: A Summery Saturday Morning

  1. The endpapers remind me of my favorite spot in New Zealand, Akaroa-the perfect blend of France, England and California, all with a Kiwi vibe. Selina Young’s pictures are wonderful, and it seems Tony Ross learned a thing or two from her, or vice versa!

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    • From what I’ve now read, it was set in Governor’s Bay, should that sound familiar to you. And yes, I can see the possible Ross influence too. Sadly, I’ve also found that Selina passed away 9 yrs ago. I look forward to finding her other books and enjoying her delightful art.

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