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by Jim Averbeck and Yasmeen Ismail 


Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation.
Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad...and Grand-mama.

Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise?

Turns out, all it takes is one word.

One Word from Sophia

SKU: 9781481405140
  • Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia and Two Problems for Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied children's book writing and illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at


    Yasmeen Ismail is a London-based, award-winning animator and illustrator. She is currently working on several picture books for publishers in the US and the UK, including Time for Bed Fred. Visit her at

  • ISBN-13: 9781481405140
    ISBN-10: 1481405144
    Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    Publish Date: June 2015
    Page Count: 40
    Reading Level: Ages 4-8
    Dimensions: 8.7 x 11.2 x 0.4 inches

    Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
    Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Giraffes - Family Life 
    Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Manners & Etiquette

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