Waiting for Sophie

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Waiting for Sophie

By Sarah Ellis
Illustrated by Carmen Mok
Early Chapter Book Ages 5-8
ISBN: 978-1-77278-020-8
List Price: $12.95 CAD / $10.95 USD
Hardcover with laminated case and reinforced trade binding
Trim Size: 13.97 x 20.96 cm / 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Pages: 48

Publication Date: April 3, 2017

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Will Liam’s baby sister ever grow up into a proper playmate?

Waiting is hard. Liam waited through half of kindergarten for his baby sister to be born. Then, when little Sophie finally comes home, he discovers she won’t be ready to play with him for a long, long time. As the months pass, everyone says that Liam is Sophie’s favorite. He is the best at making her laugh and burp, but laughing and burping are not enough for Liam. With the help of Nana-Downstairs, he designs and builds a Get Older Faster Machine. It doesn’t seem to work on Sophie, but maybe Sophie is not the only one doing some growing up.

In Waiting for Sophie, multi-award-winning author Sarah Ellis introduces a warm, funny, down-to-earth family gracefully navigating a time of change together. Illustrator Carmen Mok renders them sweetly in approachable color illustrations. Appealingly packaged in a hardcover book with a reinforced binding, Liam’s trials, mishaps, and triumphs will speak to young readers who are making the transition to chapter books.

Available for review on NetGalley

“Sarah Ellis tells another timeless story with beautifully chosen text and Carmen Mok matches the tone of the story perfectly with gentle images and soft colors.”—Sal’s Fiction Addiction