Sofia's Dream [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this magically illustrated bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon's point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect the Earth and to encourage others to do the same.
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Overview

In this magically illustrated bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon's point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect the Earth and to encourage others to do the same.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“A very inspiring tale for adults and children. My son is 3 years old and, especially as we venture into the spring season, has absorbed the lessons of this story more than I could have thought possible. Well done, Little Pickle Press!” - Carrots are Orange

“Whether you are looking for a well-illustrated and charming bedtime book or a gentle lesson (but strong mes- sage) in caring for our environment, Sofia’s Dream is an absolute delight for children and parents alike.” The Children’s Book Review:

“Whether you are looking for a well illustrated and charming bedtime book or a gentle lesson (but strong message) in caring for our environment, Sofia’s Dream is an absolute delight for children and parents, alike.”-Bianca Schulze

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619890022
  • Publisher: Little Pickle Press LLC
  • Publication date: 11/14/2011
  • Sold by: Sachmanya
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 240,311
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 16 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Author Bio:

Land Wilson was born and raised in Marin County, CA. Throughout his life, Land has been drawn to many different forms of artistic expression. Land enjoyed woodworking as a young boy, theater in high school, arts management in college, internships with the San Francisco Opera Center, art history studies in Paris, and apprenticeships in art restoration. His interest in writing commenced in college and has evolved over the course of a long career in business. Writing has become his favorite form of personal artistic expression.

Growing up in an area known for its strong environmental leadership, he developed a deep appreciation for nature as a child. Land’s motivation for writing Sofia's Dream stemmed from his interest in environmental protection. He wanted to encourage children to love and respect nature in a deep and meaningful way. He had read that viewing the Earth from a distance was an experience that genuinely transforms a person’s thinking about our planet, so as part of his research he interviewed three Apollo astronauts. These impactful interviews ultimately served as his inspiration to write what would one day become Sofia's Dream.

Land’s interests include walking, mountain bike riding, escaping to the beach or the mountains, playing with family and friends, and nurturing his vegetable garden. He lives in San Rafael, California with his wife and two children.

Illustrator Bio:

Sue Cornelison grew up in Libertyville, Illinois. As a child, she loved to climb trees, build forts, do gymnastics, but most of all, she LOVED to draw!

After earning her BFA from Drake University in Art Studio and Art Education, she traveled to Florence, Italy to further her art studies at The International School of Studio Arts. She married her husband, Ross, a jazz musician, and together they raised a family of six children. She taught high school art, designed craft projects, cross stitch designs, spun wool, made felted hats, clay pots, carved clay bas relief sculptures, painted portraits, illustrated many book covers, but what she enjoys most of all is writing and illustrating books for children.

For the past twenty years, in her spare time, Sue has enjoyed coaching children. In 1991, she started a competitive trampoline and power tumbling team in St. Charles, Iowa. The team performs for college half time shows and competes in State and National competitions.

Sue and Ross currently reside in a small rural town in Madison County, Iowa, in a century old three-story Victorian home. Ross is turning the old carriage house into her art studio and she can’t wait!

Visit Sue on the web at www.suecornelison.com.

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Read an Excerpt

"In her mind,
Sofia left the world behind.
When she reached the moon in space,
She asked about his gloomy face.
'Now, my friend, that you are here,
I'll show you what it is I fear.
Take a close look at Earth with me,
Then tell me what it is you see.'"

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    Shoot for the stars!

    Perspective is everything in this ambitious and heartfelt book. The reader journeys to the moon and brings back a big-picture plan to do a little good each day for planet Earth! The illustrations are delicate and thoughtfully crafted. What a lovely book with a terrific message.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Great book

    Fun imaginative and thought provoking. Was a good way to teach them lessons while enjoying th book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    This is truly a lovely book, both the story and the illustration

    This is truly a lovely book, both the story and the illustrations. My children love it, especially at bedtime, and I like the positive message it gives to them, encouraging and empowering them to do all they can to make the world a better place. This gentle, sweet book is a classic, like Goodnight Moon or Guess How Much I Love You.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Brainwashing 001

    Start them young about the horrible human who "plunders" the earth. I was stupid enough to buy the book because of the artwork on the cover and the potential for a sweet story about a little girl and the moon. Thank heaven I read the book on my own before reading it to my four year old niece. Can you say "delete"?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Disappointing

    The story started out really great but then it just got boring and overly preachy. I'm all for teaching kids to respect and care for our planet but this book sucked. If you want a good book about helping the environment read "The Lorax"! Or the beginner I Can Read book starring The Lorax. So disappointing.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Not impressed

    Not entertaininv for a 3 year old. Nice illustrations

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    I enjoyed reading this with my grand daughter....and the fact sh

    I enjoyed reading this with my grand daughter....and the fact she wanted to read it over and over again is a good sign considering she is 4...it was a good way lesson's book:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    This is one of the best books I know of for talking with young k

    This is one of the best books I know of for talking with young kids about taking care of Earth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    This is a beautiful book with a wonderful message! Great bedtime

    This is a beautiful book with a wonderful message! Great bedtime story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    It is OK but not one I wood spend money on

    Granddaughter dose not like it that well

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    This was my daughter's favorite book in first and second grade!

    This was my daughter's favorite book in first and second grade! It is a great introduction to what most Apollo astronauts were so keen on sharing after their experience of seeing Earth from afar.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Gorgeous!

    I love this book! The story is cute and the pictures are pretty! Really thrilled I got it free in lieu of $4.99!

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