Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Review: Love by Sophia


Title: Love by Sophia

Author: Jim Averbeck

Illustrator: Yasmeen Ismail

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Pages: 40

Review copy: Final copy via publisher

Availability: On shelves now

Summary: Sophia loves her family and her wonderful pet giraffe Noodle, so when she gets an assignment to draw something she loves, she wants to make it extra special. Taking her teacher’s advice, Sophia uses a little perspective and creates a work she calls 

Before she can place her masterpiece on the refrigerator, her whole family has to approve of the painting. But this is the Whitney, the Guggenheim, the Louvre of refrigerators. Can Sophia persuade them to take a chance on a new perspective, so they can see love from her point of view?

Review: Sophia is back with another delightful family story. This time the focus is perspective. Her art teacher has shown her how to place and shape things on the page to show perspective, but there is also a nod to personal perspective in how we view the world. 

As with previous Sophia books, there are some pretty high level vocabulary words being used in the text, but again, there is a glossary just in case someone could use a little more information. 

I love Sophia's flair for the dramatic and how she interacts with many family members. They don't all agree, but they communicate their opinions and you can see the love within the family. 

Recommendation: You'll definitely want to grab this one if you have enjoyed the previous Sophia books. Even if you haven't though, it works as a stand-a-lone too. It would be a great one to pair with Brendan Wenzel's book They All Saw a Cat.

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