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One Word from Sophia

by Jim Averbeck Author · Yasmeen Ismail Illustrator


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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.

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Jim Averbeck (Author)

Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia and Two Problems for Sophia, 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 pictu...

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