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         Sadie and her dad are going to the zoo. They've been trying to get there for a very long time. Today nothing can stop them, except....



A Kids Choice Award winner at

The Please Touch Museum 

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Children's Book of The Month Club Pick

Horn Book Summer Reading Pick


Starred Review, Publisher's Weekly

FIVE STARS! " of the best little picture books to hit the market all year. A fun, beautifully illustrated, original concept with a great idea and some top-notch writing." -

- Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production (SLJ)


"Warm, funny, loving, refreshing, respectful and honest — the list of accolades for this book could go on."
-Rob Hammett, The Vineyard Gazette


One day, back in the 1970's, my father and I were on our way to a wildlife sanctuary called Felix Neck. On the way there, my father said, "Katie, it's raining, we can't go." I looked out my window  and replied, "No it's not." My dad repeated his claim. "It's raining." I looked out her window again and replied, "It's not raining on my side of the car." 

This is our story. 

Candlewick Press 2011

Gold Star, Parents Choice Award

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