Written by Land Wilson, Illustrated by Sue Cornelison
Reviewed by Fatima Khan, Associate Producer, ReadingWithYourKids.com
I enjoyed Sofia’s Dream and its message about caring for Earth. The illustrations are beautiful and author has used rhyming words to make it sound more interesting to kids. It is a great story parents can use to teaching kids how we can take care of Mother Earth. I would recommend this book to kids who are 7 year old and up.
Sofia is a little girl who loves the Moon and befriends him in her dreams. And one night when he calls out to her she travels to the moon to learn about the earth. 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 and how to make earth a better place. I really liked the following lines from the book which gives a great message not only to kids but to all mankind that Mother earth is by far is the greatest gift that Mankind has ever received and all of us should take care of it as we take care of our houses. We need to love the Earth and care for her or else we may not have an Earth for long.
“Once you see from this distant view,
Awareness may come over you.
By far your gift of greatest worth
Is our dear home, this planet Earth.”
It is beautifully written and gives an important message that we are not treating mother earth very well and that we should take care of earth in every way, no matter how little or small we may be and it will make a huge difference for the betterment of our planet. I also found the illustrations are beautiful and it will definitely have children imagining themselves traveling with Sofia to the Moon.
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