Synopses & Reviews
Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad...and Grand-mama.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Turns out, all it takes is one word.
andlt;Bandgt;**Starred Review** andlt;/Bandgt;and#8220;From the first page to thelast, Sophia's energy, creativity, and innovative critical thinking willentertain both adults and children.. A must-read.and#8221;
About the Author
Jim Averbeck is the author of andlt;iandgt;One Word from Sophiaandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; andlt;iandgt;In a Blue Roomandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel andlt;iandgt;A Hitch at the Fairmontandlt;/iandgt;. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books andlt;iandgt;Oh No, Little Dragon!andlt;/iandgt; andandlt;iandgt; Except Ifandlt;/iandgt;. He studied Childrenand#8217;s Book Writing and Illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco.andnbsp;You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.Yasmeen Ismail is a London-based, award-winning animator and illustrator. She is currently working on several picture books for publishers in the US and the UK, including andlt;iandgt;Time for Bed Fredandlt;/iandgt;. Visit her at YasmeenIsmail.co.uk.