George and his Grandma, Stella, are besties. They always hang out on Saturdays and have lots of fun. George even makes a list of all the best things about Stella, like the way her arms wrap him in the biggest hugs. When George wakes up on a Saturday to find that Stella is gone, he’s heartbroken. (And I was, too, when reading it.) George decides he hates Saturdays. He wants to cancel them all together. But when his baby sister arrives, he rediscovers the joy of sharing a Saturday with someone special. He even makes a list of all the best things about his baby sister, like the way her arms wrap him the biggest hugs.
This sweet poignant story is a perfect mixture of light humor and sadness. It’s full of heart, and sure to warm yours as it gently celebrates the circle of life – with all the fun and sadness and joy it brings. The illustrations are sweet, heartbreaking, funny, and touching, just like the text, and I love that they portray an interracial family. Charlie Eve Ryan really brought all the characters to life. (George is the cutest, don’t you think?)
*I was given a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.