on 24 September 2011
The Sophie series are one of our favourite audio stories, and as enjoyable for listening to for adults! Bernard Cribbins is a fantastic reader. The stories are original, and down to earth, and feature Sophie, a little girl who is 'herself' and nothing else, and quite happy with who she is: small, stocky, with hair like she has been dragged through a hedge backwards. But also very bright, outspoken, and "very, very determined". She is a great character for teaching children that we can be who we are, different from others, but still happy. My kids are 4 and 5 and listen to this story over and over again. My 5 year old learns from the story, both vocabulary and comprehension. I cannot praise the Sophie series enough. We also have Sophie Hits Six, equally as good, if not better, and about to buy the nexti n the series...I can't wait!