Time-Out for Sophie
by Rosemary Wells
Viking, 2013. Unpaged. Picture Book
Sophie, one of Rosemary Wells' reliable little rabbits, does what comes naturally--throws her macaroni and cheese on the floor, pushes Daddy's carefully folded laundry on the floor, grabs off Granny's glasses again and again and again and is in due course sent to Time Out each time, a spot on the floor between two flowered overstuffed chairs. Finally Sophie wants a story enough to return Granny's glasses to their place on her nose after which there was No Throwing, No Pushing, and No Grabbing. "Good Sophie!" says Granny. "Good Sophie!" says Sophie herself as she squirts bubble bath out of the tub and all over the floor. Rosemary Wells does it again. And when has she not done it, for crying out loud. The most reliable presence in Children's Literature for understanding and sharing the toddler experience.