Saturday (Hardcover)

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By Oge Mora (By (artist))
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Ava is so excited. It is finally Saturday! Not only does she get to spend the whole day with her mom, but they also have tickets for a special one-night puppet show! Together they set out for a full day of fun, but as the day goes on, nothing seems to be going quite right. Ava is getting more and more frustrated, but her mom keeps reassuring her that the day is not ruined and reminds her that they still have the puppet show in the evening. But when it is finally time to go to the show, Ava’s mom realizes that she forgot the tickets at home!  How will Ava and her mom manage to salvage their special day? 

Every parent and child can relate to the frustration and sadness of anticipating something special and not having it go as planned. But if we remember that the important thing is spending time together, then nothing is ever ruined. Author Oge Mora who also wrote and beautifully illustrated , Thank You, Omu! has written another wonderful story about the importance of family and how special it is.

— From Laure's Picks

Fall 2019 Kids Indie Next List


“Saturday is the only day of the week that Ava and her mother are able to spend together, and this Saturday does not go as planned. Fortunately, Ava understands that the day was still ‘special,’ ‘splendid,’ and ‘wonderful’ because they spent it together. Oge Mora is a rare talent whose beautiful illustrations — each using hand-picked, textured, found, and created papers — reflect the exuberance of her very special stories.”
— Cathy Fiebach, Main Point Books, Wayne, PA

Description


In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you expect....

In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong--ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they'd been looking forward to going to all week. Mom is nearing a meltdown...until her loving daughter reminds her that being together is the most important thing of all.

Author-artist Oge Mora's highly anticipated follow up to Caldecott Honor Thank You, Omu! features the same magnificently radiant artwork and celebration of sharing so beloved in her debut picture book.

About the Author


Oge Mora graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. Her first picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Her illustration work is also featured in Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and invites you to visit her website at www.ogemora.com.

Praise For…


Praise for Saturday:
Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Children's Books of Fall 2019
A Fall 2019 Kids' Indie Next List
A NYPL Best Books of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Picture Books of 2019
Parents Magazine 30 Best Kids' Books of 2019
An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2-19 Ages 3-5
Kirkus Reviews Best Children's books of 2019
A 2019 Horn Book Fanfare



* "How wonderful: a book with both racial diversity and class diversity that feels authentic. Special and splendid."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


* "The family handles the stress of dashed expectations in a way that acknowledges disappointment while conveying the buoyancy of resilience and the joy of their bond. And a delightful coda may inspire readers to share the inventive way they salvage their day."Publishers Weekly, starred review


* "The simple yet heartfelt story tugs at the emotions, but it's the paper collage artwork that really packs a punch. Created with acrylic paints, china markers, patterned paper, and print clippings, the bright illustrations are inventively conceived and full of motion-just the right vehicle for bringing this Black mother-daughter duo to vibrant life."—Booklist, starred review

"In this picture book gem from the award-winning Oge Mora, a girl and her mother anticipate Saturdays as their weekly opportunity to go on their own private adventures--big and small."—Shelf Awareness

"This one is as much for parents as it is for kids."—Parents Magazine

"Energetic cut-paper collages depict the pair navigating a colorful, bustling city in this splendidly crafted tale of meeting life's challenges."—Horn Book


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780316431279
ISBN-10: 0316431273
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 40