BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Sofia is a helper - she sees something that needs to get done, and she gets busy. One day, on a walk with Abuelo, her dog gets away and Abuelo hurts his ankle after chasing it through some trash. Sofia decides to clean up the trash and build the park, but she's just in 2nd grade and will certainly need some help. Everyone has lots of ideas, but it takes some courage on Sophie's part to get the grownups working on a solution.
Part of the Questioneers series (Iggy Peck, Architect; Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere Engineer) Andrea Beaty has told the story in clever rhymes, while David Roberts' illustrations are whimsical and fun - I love how he has incorporated the characters from the other books into each of the stories. A fun connection to Civics class.