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Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation.
Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad...and Grand-mama.
Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise?
Turns out, all it takes is one word.
About the Author
Jim Averbeck is the author of the Sophia series, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied children’s book writing and illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.
Yasmeen Ismail is a London-based, award-winning animator and illustrator. She has worked on many picture books for publishers in the US and the UK, including Time for Bed Fred!, which was a New York Times best illustrated book. Visit her at YasmeenIsmail.co.uk.
**Starred Review** “From the first page to thelast, Sophia's energy, creativity, and innovative critical thinking willentertain both adults and children.. A must-read.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)