Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Candlewick (2011-04-26)
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Amazon DescriptionWishful thinking and a wonderful daughter-and-dad rapport drive this charming collaboration between Kate Feiffer and her father, Jules Feiffer.
Sadie has wanted to go the zoo forever, but something always gets in the way. Not today! Today they are finally on their way, and nothing can stop them - not a broken arm or a lost dog or a surprise visit. Not even her dad’s observation: "Sadie, it’s raining." Because when Sadie looks out her window, not only is it not raining on her side of the car, the sun is shining and people are watering their lawns and wearing sunglasses. Even when the road on Dad’s side starts looking more like a river, Sadie can barely see a raindrop fall on her side of the car. This warmhearted tale of a child’s optimism and a father’s loving patience is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone, no matter the weather.
One Potato Review
Delusional or optimistic? From the great Jules Feiffer and his writer-daughter Kate, here are dueling observations (or recollections?) of the kind of day we all too often give up on. Featuring minor medical emergencies, a tiger on the roof, and other lame excuses. Merry and surprisingly suspenseful.