This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary, Illustrated by Julie Morstad

This is Sadie – From the duo that brought us the incredible picture books, When You Were Small, Where You Came From and When I Was Smal.

This is Sadie is another beautifully written, child-centred picture book by Sara O’Leary, delicately and exquisitely illustrated by the brilliant Julie Morstad.

Again Sara O’Leary manages to see through the eyes of a child to deliver another inventive and playful concept.

In this story, Sadie, a little girl with an enormous imagination, imagines herself living under the sea, as a boy raised by wolves, as a girl having adventures in wonderland and visiting the world of fairytales.

This is a wonderful story that demonstrates the power of the imagination and shows us that it has no bounds.

Published by Tundra Books.

When You Were Small by Sara O’Leary, Illustrated by Julie Morstad

All children like to hear stories about when they were small. In this charming picture book by Sara O’Leary and Julie Morstad, a young boy and his father reminisce together before bedtime. For chidren there is a whole period of their life that they can not remember and, for all they know, it could have been the most magical time of their life.

Where You Came From by Sara O’Leary, Illustrated by Julie Morstad

Sara O’Leary writes beautiful books for children with imaginative concepts that remind us grown-ups of the innocence of childhood.

The production value and the artwork of Julie Morstad make this book a treasure to own. It’s a fine example of how the relationship between author and illustrator is symbiotic.

In the sequel to the acclaimed picture book When You Were Small, curious little Henry has a new question for his parents: “Where did I come from?”

His parents, trying to remember, come up with many hilarious, imaginative and whimsical answers.

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When I Was Small by Sara O’Leary Illustrated by Julie Morstad

Curious little Henry from the award-winning books When You Were Small and Where You Came From has a new question for his mother in this charming new picture book. “What was it like when you were small?” he asks. His mother proceeds to describe her adventures to him, all about when she was little – very little!

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An enchanting book that’ll strike a chord with any new parent, I remember asking my parents the same question. In my imagination, the world was in black and white like the photographs and the films. Maybe one of my parents told me that. I think I liked the idea that colour entered the world at the same time I did.

The illustrations by Julie Morstad are charming and beautiful, my photography does not do them justice.