Oge Mora started off with a bang when she was awarded a Caldecott Honor and won the Coretta Scott King and Ezra Jack Keats awards for her debut picture book, Thank You, Omu! She didn't let up one bit with her second title, Saturday, which was without question my favorite picture book last year. Combining Mora's now staple collage style with a stunning and original color palate, this sweet story is all about the simple beauty of making do. This is one my kids and I will read and reread together many Saturday mornings. Recommended By Adie B., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Energetic cut-paper collages depict the pair navigating a colorful, bustling city in this splendidly crafted tale of meeting life's challenges." Horn Book
"The simple yet heartfelt story tugs at the emotions, but it's the paper collage artwork that really packs a punch....bringing this Black mother-daughter duo to vibrant life." Booklist (Starred Review)
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.