Love, Sophia on the Moon by Anica Mrose Rissi and Mika Song

Updated: Jul 7, 2021



Life on Earth isn't always fair, so Sophia runs off to the moon, where there are no bedtimes, no time-outs, and no Mum. But as Sophia and her mum send letters to each other, Mum has a clever comeback for all of Sophia's angry notes. Home starts to sound not-quite-so-bad, especially when Mum reports that someone from the moon has moved into Sophia's old room, they're having spaghetti for dinner, and they're reading Sophia's favourite story at bedtime.


Who hasn't wanted to run away from the unfairness of life at one point or another? I really found myself responding to Sophia and her quest for a life free from bedtimes and time-outs (I substituted work and bills for myself), and her mother's calm acceptance and willingness to play along. Anica Mrose Rissi really tapped into a subject that will resonate with children everywhere.


Verdict

This is an enjoyable, easy read that is underscored by heart. I love it, you will love it, and so will your child.

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