The third novel about indomitable, quirky, passionate Sophie. For her double-digit (tenth) birthday, Sophie wants a baby gorilla and convinces herself and most of her friends that she’s getting one. This birthday has many surprises in store for Sophie—and not just the kind you unwrap.
About the Author
Stephanie Greene is the author of many books for young readers, including the popular Owen Foote books. Ms. Greene lives in Chapel Hill, N.C. Her website is www.stephaniegreenebooks.com.
"Girls undergoing the same growing-up trials will be happy to have Sophie make them laugh."--Kirkus Reviews "A lively chapter book full of humor, believable family dynamics, and characters who think and talk like real people. . . . Greene explores her themes of identity, ambivalence about growing up, and friendship with an unusual naturalness and depth, yet the themes never trump story or character."--The Horn Book, starred review"[Readers will] want to unwrap this gem of a story and savor the delicious conclusions."--School Library Journal