This Is Sadie (Sara O’Leary)

Hello, friends! Our book today is This Is Sadie, written by Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad, a sweet tale of a little girl with a big imagination.

When the reader is introduced to Sadie, she sits inside a cardboard box. But it isn’t the box it appears to be, Sadie explains. No, it’s a mighty ship, sailing a vast sea, and Sadie is exploring every corner, yet still back before breakfast. This is how Sadie spends her days: using her imagination, creativity and sense of adventure to craft wonderful stories. Some stories are real life with her friends, some are between the pages of books, and some stories are her very own. With these stories, Sadie can be a million people and have a million adventures, but best of all, she is always Sadie, which is the perfect person for her to be.

This was a strange, whimsical celebration of creative personalities, but we sort of loved it. It’s not a traditional linear story, instead more of a character study of a little girl who loves to use her imagination. But with gorgeously rich art that effortlessly takes the reader on Sadie’s journeys alongside her, and warm, guileless text, it makes for a lovely read. JJ adored the illustrations, and the length was fine for her, so if you’re looking for a book that sets a curious and adventuresome mood, this is a great book for you. Baby Bookworm approved!


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