Saturday by Oge Mora is a brightly colored, slightly predictable ending, but over all a sweet story. This would be a good book to read if your own perfect Saturday plans had a few (or several) glitches to it.
This is a cozy mother and daughter story. Ava waits all week for Saturday as her other works the other days of the week. We do see the names of the days spelled out for us, therefore, there is a little education tossed in, but the main story is to “breathe” and let the “bad things” flow out. Because in the end, it is not the story time at the library or new hair-dos or even the one night only puppet shows that makes Saturday special, it is special because Ava and her mom are together.
The illustrations are traditional Mora. Bright, light, simple but not simplistic. There are the details needed without being too much. It is a happy feeling book, even if the day does not work out as planned. There is not a lot of “superhero” action, but there is a bus that needs to be caught. The pace of the story works for both an active child and for one able to sit for a story.
The story is a nice story time reading. It could work for a group but is probably best suited for you and your special someone’s own one-on-one reading time. This could be a great Mother’s Day gift or even a new baby gift.