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One Word from Sophia (The Sophia Books) (Hardcover)
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Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation.
Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad...and Grand-mama.
Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise?
Turns out, all it takes is one word.
About the Author
Jim Averbeck is the author of the Sophia series, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied children’s book writing and illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.
Irish-born, Bristol-based Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator. Her first picture book, Time for Bed, Fred, won the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award and The New York Times Best Illustrated Book award. It was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, and nominated for the National Cartoonists Society “Silver Reuben” Award. Following the success of her debut picture book, Yasmeen has been nominated for her other works many times and has been selected by the Society of Illustrators to have her work shown in the Original Art Exhibition in New York four years in a row.
**Starred Review** “From the first page to thelast, Sophia's energy, creativity, and innovative critical thinking willentertain both adults and children.. A must-read.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)