TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books /S & S
Copyright Date: June 12, 2018
Rights Retained: Motion Picture, Dramatic, Television, Radio, and allied rights; Commercial/Merchandising
Sophia and Noodle, her One True Desire, are together at last. But Noodle comes with two gigantic problems, and those problems are tearing Sophia’s family apart!
Can a little creative experimenting save Noodle? Or will Sophia have to bid him adieu?
Sophia quickly learns her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems in this enterprising sequel to One Word from Sophia
Jim Averbeck & Yasmeen Ismail We talk to the creators of TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/jim-averbeck-yasmeen-ismail/
“Fun, clever, and empowering, this is the rare case of a sequel that outshines its predecessor.” – Kirkus, starred review
The text deftly balances pithy short lines, dramatic sound effects, and playful polysyllabary (a glossary of the long words is included) … Sophia’s engineering prowess makes her a welcome addition to positive portrayals of young girl STEM enthusiasts, even more so for the fact that she remains a multidimensional character in a story focused on warm family relationships and persistence to solve a problem. This makes an outstanding read aloud, whether the topic of the day is giraffes or engineering, and regular repetition gives opportunities for listener participation. –BCCB, starred review
“Averbeck presents a clever, great introduction to the scientific method, showing children through the narrative how to hypothesize, plan, and experiment…With high-level vocabulary, scientific words and … a glossary … [TWO PROBLEMS FOR SOPHIA] is good for one-on-one reading and explaining.” -Booklist
“[An] engaging sequel … pair this title with Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty or Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen for afemale-centric STEM storytime.”
–Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library; SLJ
“-a welcome addition to positive portrayals of young girl STEM enthusiasts, even more so for the fact that she remains a multidimensional character in a story focused on warm family relationships.”–BCCB (Starred Review)