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Saturday

 

Author & Illustrator: Oge Mora

Genre: Picture Book

Target Ages: 4-8

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year: 2019

 

For Ava and her mother, Saturday is THE day, a day for visiting the library, getting hair done, and spending time in the park.  And on this Saturday, they have something very special planned in addition to their usual routine— attending a puppet show!  But things don't always go as we plan them, as Ava and her mother experience.  So how can this Saturday still be special for them?

 

Last year Oge Mora's debut picture book Thank You, Omu! was a Caldecott honor book (and a great read-aloud), and the author/illustrator has followed that effort with another outstanding book in Saturday, once again creating colorful collages to tell a story about the common pleasures and joys (and frustrations) of life.  Take your time with this charming story about a girl spending time with her mother, and be sure to enjoy the endpapers.  Whatever Mora's next book will be, I certainly look forward to it! 

 

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