Friday, March 16, 2012

Sophie's Fish

Sophie's Fish
by A. E. Cannon, illustrated by Lee White
Viking, 2012. Unpaged. Picture book.

Jake is happy to oblige when Sophie asks him to babysit her fish Yo-Yo while she visits her grandmother. "How hard can it be to babysit a fish?" But then he starts to worry: What if the fish wants a snack--what do fish like to eat? What if the fish wants a story--what do fish like to hear? By the time Sophie rings the doorbell, Jake is in a lather and almost doesn't answer the door. But when he does, Sophie is so cheery his worries go away, until he walks out to Sophie's wagon, and sees Yo-Yo. . . . What a charming story, repetitive in the way kids love, with perfect pictures. Another winner for our dear Ann Cannon, and dedicated to another local favorite, Rick Walton, "the granddaddy of us all."

1 comment:

Ann said...

Well, you KNOW how much I love my friends at the Provo City Library. Thanks so much for the kind review.