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Five-year-old Sophie finds that going to school and making friends is more difficult than running a farm! The ups and downs of Dick King-Smith's stoic, determined heroine will appeal to children and parents alike.A classic story for young readers by the beloved author of Babe.

From the beloved author of Babe comes the second of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. At last, Sophie has a farm of her very own - complete with barn, pond, cows, sheep and even a spotty pig! But a model farm is not quite the same as the real thing. Sophie's fifth year brings new challenges, like going to school, making friends and chicken-pox. Another year older and even more determined...

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1st June '18
I read it to SophieKelly aged 5 aged 5
Sophie's Tom 9781406344325
5 stars
Book 2 of 6 book series

I've been looking for chapter books to read together (her take the odd page, while I read the majority) to encourage her that "proper" books are not so daunting ! The Sophie series really delivers - language is very accessible, and the subject matter very gentle and relevant to the reader. 

Sophie is a feisty 5yr old with ambitions of being a "lady farmer" when she grows up... and befriends a black cat in the garden..... a new addition for her collection of animals living in the potting shed. Her parents say the cat cant stay... but are surprised when with the help of great Aunt Al, Sophie finds a way of talking them round.... although her newly-named cat, Tom... has a few surprises of his own !   My daughter particularly enjoyed the main character sharing her name... and preparing to go to school. Downsides - it has triggered a lot of requests for pets....!

Level: Daughter is 5yrs old / last term of reception / Turquoise reading band.
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About Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith (1922-2011) is one of the world's favourite children's book authors. He won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Sheep-Pig (later filmed as Babe), he was named Children's Book Author of the Year in 1991 and won the 1995 Children's Book Award for Harriet's Hare. In addition to the Sophie series, his titles for Walker include The Fing...

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About Hannah Shaw

Sean Taylor is an award-winning author of over 50 books for young readers of many different ages. As well as writing, he has many years' experience visiting schools, where he works with poetry and storytelling to encourage young people to write themselves. He lives with his...

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