Sofie and the City
|Rating||:||4.23 (842 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
Sofie doesn't like living in big American city and would rather go back to Senegal. "It is really too ugly here," she tells her grandmother on the phone. A heartfelt story about a homesick young girl whose new friend helps her learn to like her new home. "I think I should come home." "Before you come back," her grandmother sayds, "you'll just have to make it pretty." But how can Sofie ever make the city pretty? It all begins when she meets a girl with a box of chalk.
Boring without a plot T Daniels My seven and eight year old describes this book as "boring without a plot". I read the book It's was a story of a girl from Africa who went to the city and thought it was boring then she met a friend on the last page of the book. I would definitely say this is not a book I would recommend. I think it would have been a little more interesting if the author included more information about the main character such as her age, background and why she came to the city.
In the end, Sofie discovers that having a friend makes all the difference and, as she and Kenya draw together, she begins to see beauty in her new home. Julie R. She feels sure that no one would miss her: her mother works days as a hairstylist and her father drives a taxi at night. Mame advises her to make it pretty, but the youngster would rather move back to her homeland. Sharing Kenya's chalk, Sofie draws Senegal's shore with its warm sand and fishing boats. From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 2 When Sofie calls her grandmother in Senegal