Author: Sara O’Leary
Illustrator: Julie Morstad
Publisher: Tundra Books, 2015
Opening: This is Sadie. No, not that. That’s a box. Sadie is inside the box.
Summary: (from the publisher) 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..
I like this book because: Patricia does too! Haha, we do like a lot of the same books, but I had just read it before Patricia posted. I agree that is is great to see the limits of imagination go beyond gender (I so wanted to be Dr. J!). The illustrations are so charming and make us fall head over heals for the character, not as easy to achieve as one might think.
Resources/activities: discuss role-play: what are some of the things we like to play when we are on our own and how that might differ from what we do together?
For existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE