Say Hello, Sophie

Rosemary Wells (Author)
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Another pitch-perfect story about an irrepressible, charming, and endearing two-year-old from the creator of Max & Ruby

Can Sophie say the word Hello?
No! She just can't say it.
Because Hello and Thank you and Goodbye get stuck
in Sophie's mouth and won't come out.
What can help Sophie say Hello?
As always, Granny has the answer to one of the
universal problems of toddlerhood!

Product Details

Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
March 07, 2017
8.4 X 0.6 X 9.7 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Rosemary Wells is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Max and Ruby books about the beloved bunnies who star in their own show on Nick Jr. She lives in New England.

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β˜… "Delightful . . . This is Wells' work at her best--insightful, witty, and beautifully drawn."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

β˜… "Wells shows an uncanny understanding of what Sophie is thinking and feeling...It's another spot-on portrait of family life, with some very real solutions for frustrated parents and bashful kids." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Once again, Wells expertly captures a common early childhood experience. The warm, colorful art and expressive faces of the characters will draw in readers." --School Library Journal

"Both adults and children familiar with this common impediment to making polite conversation will find comfort here, as well as some valuable insight and advice." --Horn Book

"Once again, Wells uses mouse-girl Sophie as a stand-in Everychild, and tackles a problem that afflicts a wide swath of children. The straightforward text is matched by Wells' rather stolid art, leavened by the whimsy of the mouse cast. Give this to shy little ones--or those who just want to speak on their own." --Booklist

"The soft ink, watercolor, and gouache illustrations, with an emphasis on candy-colored pastels, bring warmth and joy to the story, and fine textures entice viewers to pet the fur of the wide-eyed little mouse (or reach for the crunch of a crocodile cream puff ); tight framing contains each scene, with just enough detail to keep things interesting without confusing the eye." --BCCB

Praise for Rosemary Wells's Sophie books:

β˜… "This is Wells at her comedic best, and readers will be left in stitches. Absolutely enchanting--a must-have" --Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Use Your Words, Sophie

β˜… "Wells remains a master of conveying intense emotions through subtly funny writing, smartly observed situations. . . and emotionally telegraphic art." --Publishers Weekly, starred review of Use Your Words, Sophie

β˜… "Wells continues to demonstrate an almost telepathic gift for distilling everyday frustrations and triumphs to their essence." --Publishers Weekly, starred review of Sophie's Terrible Twos

β˜… "[A] soon-to-be favorite . . . Readers will clamor for more of the irrepressible Sophie, while parents will secretly smile--sheer delight." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Time-Out for Sophie

β˜… "Wells's signature artwork is vivid and pleasingly simple, and the characters are endearing." --School Library Journal, starred review of Time-Out for Sophie