Review: This is Sadie by Sara O'Leary
This is Sadie was a delightful, whimsical read! I may be close to 30, but reading this sweetly-illustrated children's book brought me back in time to when I was an imaginative little girl like Sadie. I was happy to follow along with Sadie as she built blanket forts, read her favorite books, and pretended to be a mermaid and a fairy princess, all done with her faithful stuffed toy fox and animal friends in tow. Even in the midst of all this fun, Sadie is careful to remind her friends to respect others by being quiet when others are sleeping, and to be responsible by cleaning up after herself. What I love most about This is Sadie is that it also shows children that reading and using their creative imagination, they too can travel to magical places, where they can be the boy that was raised by wolves, or the girl who fell down a rabbit hole.
"Sadie likes to make boats of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything she likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all."
I cannot recommend This is Sadie more! The messages are subtle but important, and the illustrations are worthy of being hung in the living room. If you are a parent of a child who loves to read, has a great imagination, and who find beauty in everything, they will love traveling along with Sadie on her adventures.
Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of this publication in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.