Thursday, February 19, 2015

This is Sadie - a bookwrap

"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
                                              -Pablo Picasso

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."                                  
                                                                  -Maya Angelou



Authored by Sara O'Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad.  

Ages: 3-7 

Pub. date: May 2015

Unwrapping even more to peek inside...

This amazing little book will surely fuel the imagination of any child.  Sadie is a little girl whose enormous imagination takes her to  magical worlds where she lives under the sea as a mermaid, is raised as a boy by wolves, attends the tea party in Alice in Wonderland and even interacts with the characters and happenings in fairytales.  She befriends her clothes in her closet, chatting away to them, hangs out in treetops with her friends the birds, and has a special pair of wings that transport her anywhere she wants to go making sure she gets back to her home safely.  What more could a girl ask for?   Life is fun, exciting, and full of possibilities. She is also a very crafty little girl who makes boats out of boxes to sail her to new adventures and castles out of cushions.  The sky's the limit .... her imagination can whisk her off to lands unknown in a heartbeat.  

She loves to read books best of all, but even more than that, she loves to imagine herself right inside of the storybook plot.  The beautiful, whimiscal illustrations have her plunge into the depth of the storyline making her feel happy and free. 

She imagines on a grand scale, she plays with all her heart, and she literally loses herself in her make-believes worlds.  She revels in the prospects of her next imagination explosion.  I love the book and highly recommend it.  

Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books: When You Were SmallWhere You Came From and When I Was Small all illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal. Sara was named for a grandmother who was called Sadie all her life. She is happy to have a child to name after her.

Julie Morstad is an author, illustrator and artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her most recent book for children, How To, marks her authorial debut, and has received starred reviews in KirkusSchool Library Journal and Quill & Quire, as well as a Governor General's award nomination. Books she has illustrated for children include When You Were Small, recipient of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; When I Was Small, winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize; and Singing Away the Dark, which was shortlisted for a number of children's literature prizes.

Read on and read always!

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