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Love by Sophia

Written by Jim Averbeck & illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail
5.5 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.5 / 5.0
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What's Love by Sophia About

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The precocious Sophia and her pet giraffe Noodle learn how to look at life, love, and art in this latest installment of the series that Kirkus Reviews calls “fun, clever, and empowering.”

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 Love.

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?

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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.0 / 7.0
The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
7.0 / 7.0

One of the most clever children’s books I’ve ever read. It’s so fun, yet so meaningful! The watercolor and colored pencil illustrations, and Averbeck’s keen wit, keep the story playful, while the text and illustrations also express a remarkable level of depth and substance. Like Sophia’s piece of art, her story is a masterpiece that deserves prominent positioning on the bookshelf!

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0

All about perspective . . . in art! This book features some interesting concepts regarding art and perspective (including many popular perspectives about art itself represented by the four adults opinions about whether or not it belonged on the refrigerator), but felt too much like a thinly veiled commentary of current popular opinions about art to be truly enjoyable as a children’s storybook (however accurate it might be).

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Who Wrote Love by Sophia

Jim Averbeck

Jim Averbeck is the author of many books for young readers. His first book, In a Blue Room, was a Charlotte Zolotow Honor book. His other books include Except If; Oh No, Little Dragon; The Market Bowl; and his middle-grade novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. His most recent book, One Word From Sophia, was an IndyNext Top 10 for Summer 2015.

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Who Illustrated Love by Sophia

Yasmeen Ismail

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 Time for Bed Fred. Visit her at

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Publication Date:
June 16, 2020

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