Meet Sophie, a little girl with a big goal: to find the perfect title for herself. Look out --- here's Sophie the Awesome!
Sophie Miller's life is boring. Average. Blah. She's not the oldest or the youngest, the tallest or the shortest. She's not even the only Sophie in her third-grade class!
Sophie knows she's special. And she's come up with the perfect name to show it: Sophie the Awesome! But living up to her new name won't be easy --- especially if super-annoying Toby Myers has anything to say about it.
Can Sophie prove her awesomeness . . . and prove everyone wrong?
Bergen (who has contributed to the Candy Apple series) launches a series about a tenacious third grader, Sophie, who settles on a nickname that she thinks describes her perfectly. Yet she quickly realizes that others aren't likely to call her Sophie the Awesome, "unless she had proof of her awesomeness to back it up." As might be expected, Sophie's attempts at impressing her teachers and classmates don't go well. She is chastised for making a racket on the cymbals when she tries to stand out in music class, lands on her bottom and in the nurse's office after attempting to jump down six steps at once, and is reprimanded by the principal for trying to stuff a record number of fries in her mouth at lunch. Sophie's run-ins with her nemeses the rambunctious class cutup and an uppity know-it-all provide snatches of humor, and she finally earns a nickname (if not the one she had envisioned) in an unexpected, action-filled ending. Tallardy's (The Girl's Body Book) cartoony illustrations help play up the relatable emotions at work in this straightforward tale. Ages 7 10.