Sadies’s Storyby Christine Heppermann
My rating ✰3✰
Picture and quote from Goodreads
Sadie has two best friends: Jess and Maya. But Jess can only take one friend on vacation with her, and Sadie is the one who gets left behind. How will she ever survive the days of loneliness and boredom? But wait . . . what is that in her old playhouse in the backyard? A witch has moved in! A kind and funny witch, who’s looking for her own two lost friends. Together, Sadie and the witch have a curious adventure, one that makes Sadie see her neighborhood–and herself–with new eyes.
This book was cute and fun and silly. Pepper will love it. I picked it up at Dollar Tree because it looked fun and because it was one dollar for a brand new hardback book.
I felt confused about the witch. Was she imaginary or actually magic? I have no idea. And maybe it’s not supposed to matter. They spent most of this short book bird watching. It was about what I expect from a middle grade book. I’m not the target audience, but I did enjoy it and I think children who are in the target audience will really enjoy it. I liked it enough to see about getting the other two books in the series if the library carries them.
Amazon compares them to Ivy + Bean and Clementine so if you have little readers that love those series this might be one to check out too.