Book review: One Word from Sophia, by Jim Averbeck and Yasmeen Ismail

Averbeck, Jim and Yasmeen Ismail. One Word from Sophia. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 978-14814-0514-0. Unp. Ages 4-8. P7 Q8

Averbeck One Word from SophiaThis book has a glossary in the back explaining some of the words that children may not know such as effusive, verbose, quadruped, revise, etc. Sophia is a little girl who wants a giraffe for her birthday. She creates charts and graphs to prove her point and tries to convince her family with logic but in the end she just needs to use one little word–please.

December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.


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