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When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316431279
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm


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Every week, Ava's mother has to work Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. And so on Saturday, their favorite day, they make sure to do all of their special things together. This particular Saturday is extra-special, because in addition to going to storytime, getting their hai... Read More »

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Jan 25, 2021

This is a beautiful slice-of-life book that will reflect the lives of many children. The illustrations are beautiful!

Jan 12, 2021

This book has the most gorgeous illustrations!

DBRL_ChrissJ Jul 30, 2020

When your mama works 6 days a week, Saturdays are special. They're filled with hair salons and library storytime and parks, but not everything always goes as planned. **spoiler alert** Flamingo puppets ALWAYS make everything better.

Jan 13, 2020

Saturday is always a great time to spend with a loved one. But, sometimes a planned day doesn’t always go as planned. This is just that story. The question is can you make the best of it?

Ava and her mother love Saturdays. They always plan fun things to do together. Ava’s mother works every other day of the week which is why Saturday is such a special day. They get to spend the entire day together. This Saturday they make plenty of plans, but nothing went as planned. The library story hour was cancelled, when they went to the salon, they left only to have their hair ruined by a car and a puddle, then the picnic in the park was ruined by too much noise. The puppet show was the final straw. Momma left the tickets on the table. Ava had an idea how to make up for the special day. What do you think they did?

Author and illustrator Oge Mora, has put together a delightful story of family. Young readers will have fun reading and looking at the collages of color that bring the story to life. Easy to ready sentences make this story fun for beginners and for a read-a-loud to young toddlers.

LPL_MattL Dec 03, 2019

I loved everything about this book. Saturday tells the story of a Ava and her mother spending a special day together. As the day goes on, they deal with disappoinment as their plans go awry. Although adversity spoils their outing, they are able to work through it with patience and loving encouragment. This book tells a wonderful story about growth mindset, empathy and the power a loving family! Author and illustrator Oge Mora has a special ability to weave a heartfelt and visually stunning tale with her picture books. Read this book to your child!

Nov 01, 2019

Plans don't always work out! Another fabulous book by Oge Mora. Finding joy in the ordinary and making the most of every moment.

Also, check out Thank You, Omu! this year's #ReadfortheRecord challenge


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Jul 06, 2020

Amoore855 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 11


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