From an adults perspective I appreciate the realistic friendships it represents within the stories. I love how each child has their unique hobby and it’s respected by all and the writing cleverly weaves in factual information with illustrations that complete the books brilliantly.
My girls love this series as well as the picture books. They appreciate the continuation of familiar characters within each of the books and my eldest (6) in particular really enjoys trying to work out how problems posed could be solved.
Sofia Valdez and the vanishing vote is based on Sofia’s class voting for which pet their classroom should get. However, the process of voting uncovers many opinions and a couple or problems along the way, including a vanishing vote.
Andrea Beaty brilliantly includes information about the US voting system and within that discusses things like fake news.
Also, Sofia lives with her grandad, Abuelo,
who is a very talented baker and we all love the sweet (pun intended) bond that they have.
These are brilliant read alouds with short chapters and often follow with additional information around the theme of the book once the story has ended.
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