Growing up in a big family, 7-year-old Sofia Martinez is used to fighting for attention. Her outgoing personality mixed with her confidence and fiery passion for everything she does gets her that attention — even if it's sometimes mixed with trouble. In this story, she worries about creating a look for class picture day that ensures no one can mistake her for her sisters; attempts to make a piñata for her grandmother's birthday; and has to chase down a runaway class pet!
Sophia is a little stubborn and a lot mischievous, so you can imagine the fun she creates in this early chapter book series. A few Spanish words and phrases are intermixed throughout the story, bringing the importance of Sofia's culture to life. And no matter what, Sofia's fiery passion for everything she does makes every day an adventure.
"Tender relationships with immediate and extended family, and especially with her papá, result in a lighthearted, enjoyable read.... The inclusion of common Spanish terms and phrases lends a sense of authenticity to the characters, while the use of bright pink font to distinguish these words in the primarily English narrative and the addition of a glossary provides scaffolds for young readers." — Ruth Quiroa, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||5 - 7|
|Publication Date||Feb 1, 2015|
|Publisher||Picture Window Books|
|Series Name||Sofia Martinez|