Today is Saturday and for Ava and her mother that is the best day of the week because her mother doesn't work on Saturdays and they get to spend the whole day together. They've really been looking forward to this Saturday because they have a special plan.

Together they will go to the library for storytime and they'll go to the salon to get do's and they'll go to the park for some peace and quiet and finally they'll go to the best puppet show ever. It's going to be an amazing day.

Then, well, you know... life happens. Things don't go exactly as hoped and planned. So what do you do when that special day takes a turn in its own very unexpected direction?

This is a gorgeous story of a mother and a daughter who are so lucky to have each other. Glorious.

40 pages 978-0316431279 Ages 4-8

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,

************* 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.--from the publisher

Keywords: city life, family, African American, African American author, diverse books, diversity, multicultural, mother/daughter, anticipation, positive attitude, love, being together, sharing, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, disappointment

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