Say Hello, Sophie!


Book Information

Reader Personality Type
Viking Books for Young Readers 2017
Character-Building Curriculum

Sophie is shy.  As she and her mother visit the bakery, Sophie really wants a crocodile cream puff but she just can't get her mouth to say, "Hello."  The bakery lady gives her one anyway.  

That's what happens to her everywhere she goes.  She just can't get herself to say her words out loud.

We all know the feeling of being tongue tied or just overwhelmed to the point you can't bring yourself to speak.  It happens to so many little ones.  

Happily, Grandma has a few tricks up her sleeve to teach her little granddaughter she can rely on herself and speak up when she really needs to.

Tone:  Gentle, understanding, reassuring

32 pages  978-1101999257  Ages 2-5

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


From the publisher:

Another pitch-perfect story about an irrepressible, charming, and endearing two-year-old from the creator of Max & Ruby

Can Sophie say the word Hello?
No! She just can’t say it.
Because Hello and Thank you and Goodbye get stuck 
in Sophie’s mouth and won’t come out.
What can help Sophie say Hello?
As always, Granny has the answer to one of the 
universal problems of toddlerhood!

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