**Purple Dragonfly Book Award First Place Winner**
Should Sophie Stand Up to the School Bully or Become a Snitch?
There's nothing worse than being a tattletale...
That's what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money in this entertaining, illustrated chapter book for middle grade readers. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches and won't be their friends. And when you're in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that. Then a classmate gets seriously injured and Sophie needs to make a decision: fight back, or snitch?
Here's what Goodreads reviewers say about Sophie Washington: The Snitch:
- "Great children's book that teaches children practical and valuable life lessons."
- "This would be a great book for the counselor, the library and the classroom ready for reading!"
- "I liked that, while a heavy subject matter, the book never felt preachy."
- "Good story about bullying and standing up for what's right."
This is the second book in the Readers' Favorite five star rated Sophie Washington book series that includes:
- Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee (Book 1)
- Sophie Washington: The Snitch (Book 2)
- Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know About Sophie (Book 3)
- Sophie Washington: The Gamer (Book 4)
- Sophie Washington: Hurricane (Book 5)
- Sophie Washington: Mission Costa Rica (Book 6)
- Sophie Washington: Secret Santa (Book 7)
Kids Ages 8-12
|Publisher:||Page Turner Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
The Sophie Washington book series recounts the adventures of a precocious African American preteen from Houston, TX and her diverse group of friends. Each funny and heartwarming story teaches lessons about friendship, responsibility, truthfulness and perseverance. Books in the series include Queen of the Bee, The Snitch, Things You Didn't Know About Sophie, The Gamer, and Hurricane.
Tonya was born and raised in Louisville, KY and has also lived in Michigan, South Carolina, Louisiana, Missouri, Indiana, London, England, and Strasbourg, France. She currently resides in Houston, TX. When she's not writing, the author enjoys reading, biking, swimming, travel and spending time with her husband and three children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Snitch is part of the Sophie Washington series by Tonya Duncan Ellis. I thought it was pretty good. I found it to be fun and entertaining. I like the storyline of being focused on bullying. However, I did not like that it was only focused on the bullies at school. I thought Sophie was a bully to her little brother and I felt that should have been addressed, as well. Other than that personal issue, I thought the book was great and look forward to more of Sophie in the future. Four stars. I received this but from the publisher. This review with 100 percent my own honest opinion.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Sophie Washington: The Snitch is the second book in Tonya Duncan Ellis’s series for children, grades 4-6. Ten-year-old Sophie has an awful secret that only her best friend, Chloe, knows. Sophie is being tormented by an older girl who is new to the school. Lanie is twelve, but she’s in the fifth grade with Sophie and Chloe, and ever since she transferred to the school, Sophie has been miserable. Lanie takes Sophie’s lunch money and is physically abusive, and she’s much bigger than Sophie, who is small for her age. Sophie has run out of money in her piggy bank from paying off Lanie, and she doesn’t know what she can do next. Sophie and Chloe know from experience that the last thing they want to do is to tell the teacher or their parents about Lanie. Being a snitch gets you ostracized in school. No one will ever trust you, tell you things in confidence or even be your friend again. But when Lanie breaks Sophie’s new glasses and seriously injures a boy who tries to stand up for her, Sophie finally realizes she needs to confide in her parents. Tonya Duncan Ellis’s children’s book for grades 4-6, Sophie Washington: The Snitch, broaches the very important issue of bullying and how children should feel comfortable about getting adult help when they are being victimized. Bullies delight in causing pain, and young victims frequently feel that they are on their own in such a situation. Ellis’s story shows how failure to stop a bully will usually have devastating results. Parents and teachers or any safe adult a child feels they can confide in, like a school nurse or guidance counselor, can help address the situation. Kids need to realize that stopping a bully and telling on others are two very different things, and this book makes that quite clear. Both Sophie and Cole are also fitted with glasses in this book, something that can make kids feel nervous about, and Ellis addresses the subject beautifully. Ellis’s plot is convincing and fun to read, especially the ongoing antics between Sophie and her little brother, Cole. This is a series worth watching. Sophie Washington: The Snitch is most highly recommended.