A conversation about weekends and leisure can be provoked by this book, which includes strong gender-positive representations in its depiction of life at the weekend in an unnamed Dutch town. The inhabitants of the town spend their weekend doing all sorts of activities – whether work or play. These activities include trips to the library, the swimming pool, the supermarket, a football match. Throughout the text, a multi-cultural diverse group of people is shown to participate in their local community. The effect is empowering; the message of the picturebook affirms the celebration of diversity as integral to the core values of Europe. As a classroom tool, the picturebook creates the opportunity to reflect upon work and leisure in the context of the life of the reader. This opportunity may also include the reflection upon an unproblematic and harmonious representation of ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity in an average Western European locale.