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Sophie Simon Solves Them All

Even geniuses have problems.
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A "Most Magnificent Book" of 2010
—SLJ's Fuse #8 Production

Sophie Simon is a hilarious hoot!
—Claudia Mills, author of 7 x 9 = Trouble!

Third-grader Sophie Simon is one smart cookie. In her spare time, she makes robots out of toothpicks and operates on earthworms. But does that impress Sophie's parents? No, sir. Sophie's parents wish their daughter was more "well-adjusted." They wish she had at least one friend. But Sophie knows that friends are a waste of time . . . That is until Sophie encounters a problem that is too big for even a genius to solve all by herself.

Awards and honors

Sophie Simon has been named to three state reading lists!

Reviews
The Horn Book
Like the Wayside School series . . . this spoof tickles the funny bone with witty observations and ridiculous situations.

School Library Journal
Lively and humorous.

Booklist
Frequently, amusingly over-the-top . . . A fresh, funny chapter book for young readers.

Kirkus Reviews
This reading romp has plenty of kid appeal.

BCCB
Kids of all stripes will recognize the frustration of dealing with parents who think you're someone you're not and admire the quick shuffle that gets all the beleaguered youngsters what they want.

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More Sophie fun!
Wish you had a friend like Sophie to help you solve your problems? See what Sophie had to say about . . .
. . . field trips (at the Greetings from Nowhere blog)
. . . meeting the president (at the Foodie Bibliophile blog)
. . . bothersome brothers (at She Is Too Fond of Books)
. . . and prank phone calls (at the Reader Girls blog)
 
 
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Farrar Straus & Giroux Fall 2010 >
hardcover: 978-0-374-37125-8
paperback: 978-1-250-02898-3

Click the photo to learn to make delicious taffy, just like Sophie does in the book.