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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite
An adorable puppy helps kids discover the joy of writing in the fun children's book, Sophia Wants to Write a Book by Marie White. Sophia is a curious dog. One day, she watches her mommy write. She thinks it looks like fun, so she begs for some paper and a pen. Only, Sophia needs some help. Will you help Sophia write? Together you can write about anything. Sophia likes to write about her adventures walking, about her friends, her favorite toys, and even her friend's special birthday party. Don't worry about how to write. Sophia will show you what to do. She'll also help you get started writing your very own special book. With Sophia, there won't be any loss for words! Will you join Sophia and write a book with her?
Go on a writing adventure with the cute puppy, Sophia, in the excellent children's educational book, Sophia Wants to Write a Book by Marie White. With beautiful illustrations and engaging story prompts, this story is an enticing first book of writing for budding young authors. I was impressed with how so few words can produce such fabulous results. This book is an excellent resource for the reluctant reader, as well as the frustrated young writer. The story prompts are designed for the child to become aware of the mechanics of writing, as well as writing basics, teaching the four basic questions -- Who, How, Where, and Why -- then gently leading the child into points of view. I would highly suggest this book as a gift to the author-in-training, or for use as a learning tool in the classroom. I appreciated how the story drew to a close, informing the young writer that they were now an author, and gave them encouragement to continue writing. This book is perfect for children ages seven to teens.