Publishing has changed so much since we were kids. It’s no longer just about the reading experience, but how the experience can expand into your reality.
This is Sadie is a simple story written by Sara O’Leary and Illustrated by Julie Morstad. The quiet pace and the gentle whimsy of the illustrations lend themselves beautifully to a cuddle session on Mom’s lap.
As a mom of a Sadie, you need to know that the name is very common with animals (especially dogs) and so, finding a human character with this name in a children’s book was extra special.
This is Sadie tells the story of a little girl who has a very active imagination. Sadie is very creative and the books she reads become inspiration in her playtime.
The stories she reads and the worlds they represent provide a fun escape for Sadie as she pretends her day away.
It’s a quiet lesson in the value of story, imagination and the ability to self-entertain.
Beautiful illustrations move the story along and bring humor and depth to the text. It has the potential to be just a relaxing book that is fun to look at, but like I said at the beginning, publishing has taken a turn.
Push the story right on into reality and allow your children to become Sadie and play out all of her adventures themselves. Print out the free Activity Kit for This is Sadie which includes a fox mask, alphabet bunting activity, paper dolls and paper flowers.
If you have a child 3-7 years old, they will most likely relate to Sadie’s playful nature and her ability to turn the simplest things into pure adventure.
This book will be released May 12th, 2015. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon,Barnes&Noble, Indie Bound, McNally Robinson, Indigo, Powell’s.
Visit the Author’s Website at http://thisissadiebook.tumblr.com/ . There is a lot to see there.
Also, hop by Julie Morstad’s site at http://www.juliemorstad.com/
Disclosure: I received a free copy of This is Sadie from Tundra Books via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I give this book four stars, not because of quality, but because it’s a book I’d probably borrow from the library rather than purchasing. My youngest is 7 though, so perhaps younger children would be more likely to read it again and again.
In any case, it is an adorable story with fun extras that could keep little ones busy and teach them the value of using their imagination.
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