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Evie has always been a bookworm and she enjoys nothing more than curling up and reading a brand new book together. Over the past few months her reading has come on leaps and bounds and she’s now a confident reader. This has meant that her passion for books has grown and grown and it’s so lovely to see. So when we were asked if we would like to review new book Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius, Evie of course jumped at the chance!

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius is a book all about a little girl who believes that she can do anything she puts her mind to. It’s the second book in the Sophie Johnson series and follows bestseller Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert, which is next on Evie’s reading list!

Sophie Johnson studied very hard to become a detective and it’s a good thing she did – there has been a terrible crime! Someone has stolen Lion’s tail. Unfortunately, this means that Sophie doesn’t have time to train her new (and not very good) assistant, Bella. However, is it possible that, while Sophie is busy rounding up suspects, she doesn’t see that Bella may be better than she thinks?

The Sophie Johnson series is perfect for bright young minds and great fun to read aloud as children spot what’s really happening in the story right under Sophie’s nose!

About the author

The author Morag Hood is an author and illustrator from Edinburgh. After working backstage in theatres for a few years she went back to school to study children’s book illustration and has been making picture books ever since. Morag is the author of The Steves, I am Bat & Colin and Lee Carrot and Pea, which was a runner up in the Macmillan Prize in 2014.

About the illustrator

Ella Okstad loves to draw ghosts, vampires, humans, cats, and all sorts of creatures. She lives and works as an illustrator in Trondheim, Norway. When she’s not in her office creating scary, cute, or peculiar creatures for books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys, and a cat.

Our thoughts on the book

We thoroughly enjoyed reading Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius together. It’s long enough so that we could practice Evie’s reading by taking it in turns to read a page each. But it’s short enough so that she didn’t lose concentration.

The beautiful illustrations are bright and fun which Evie really enjoyed. The illustrations tell their own story alongside the words as we watch and see what Bella the dog is getting up to when Sophie isn’t watching.

This is a really fun story with a very important message for young children – you really can do anything you set your mind to. It definitely gets the thumbs up from both me and Evie. We can’t wait to read Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert next!

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius is available in paperback (£6.99) or hardback (£12.99) from Amazon, Tesco, WHSmith and Waterstone’s now. 

Have you read Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius yet?

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