BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bea Reviews This Is Sadie by Sara O'Leary And Illustrated by Julie Morstad

Publisher: Tundra Books
Format Read: eGalley
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Challenges:  May 2015 Clean Sweep ARC ChallengeNetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge |
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Blurb from goodreads:

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. 

Bea's Thoughts:

What a delightful look about a young girl with a vivid and active imagination. She's a little bit like Olivia the pig in the Olivia series by Ian Falconer but mostly she's Sadie - happy, bright, brave, inquisitive, imaginative, and brilliant at entertaining herself. Her imagination and creativity are too strong to allow her to get bored. She sails a ship across vast seas (a box in her bedroom), visits Wonderland, lives with wolves, and knows that stories will take you everywhere and anywhere and can be made from nothing at all. She goes on adventures both real and imaginary and often they're mixed together.

"This Is Sadie" is smart, funny, and joyful. The artwork is simple with soft colors and minimal detail; it complements the story more than tells the story. The messages about using your creativity and imagination are subtle but strong and should be spread far and wide. With this delightful book, they just might be.

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