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The Emerald Berries

Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell

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About The Book

In this second book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Sophie and her friend Hattie Frog go on a daring adventure through the woods in search of some special art supplies!

In the second book in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Sophie learns about some special emerald berries that will make the most perfect color for a painting she wants to do! But the seamstress who’s using the berries tells Sophie that they can only be found in one part of the forest: Weedsnag Way. Though that’s far from home, and a little scary, Sophie convinces her best friend, Hattie Frog, that they will be fine.

But all is not quite fine, and the girls get lost along the way! Thanks to the help of a squirrel who disappeared from Pine Needle Grove years ago, Sophie and Hattie find the emerald berries…and their way home!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Excerpt

The Emerald Berries

Forest Friends
In the heart of Silverlake Forest, a mouse, a frog, and a snake talked and played by a stream. It was just another after-school playdate for Sophie Mouse and her good friends, Hattie Frog and Owen Snake.

Owen was lazily draped over a low-hanging tree branch. He watched as Sophie, sitting on a rock below, drew in her sketchbook. She was adding a bee to her garden scene.



“That reminds me of our field trip to see the honeybee hives!” Owen said. “It was my favorite part of school this week.”

Mrs. Wise, their teacher at Silverlake Elementary, had taken them to see how honey was made by the worker bees.



“Want to know my favorite thing from this week?” called Hattie. She was hopping from lily pad to lily pad. “It was the visit from Mr. Wallace, the flying frog!”

Mr. Wallace, an old friend of Mrs. Wise, had come to speak to the students about his flying adventures. He had extra webbing on his large feet. He could make gliding flights from tree to tree!



Spotting a fish in the clear water, Hattie raced to see if she could beat it to the big rock Sophie was on. “Look at me!” Hattie shouted. “I’m a flying frog!”

About The Author

Poppy Green can talk to animals! Unfortunately, they never talk back to her. So she started writing in order to imagine what they might say and do when humans aren’t watching. Poppy lives on the edge of the woods in Connecticut, where her backyard is often a playground for all kinds of wildlife: birds, rabbits, squirrels, voles, skunks, deer, and the occasional wild turkey.

About The Illustrator

Jennifer A. Bell is an illustrator whose work can be found in greeting cards, magazines, and more than forty children’s books. She studied fine art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and spent many years designing seasonal giftware and greeting cards before becoming a children’s book illustrator. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (January 20, 2015)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481428361
  • Grades: K - 4
  • Ages: 5 - 9
  • Lexile ® 480L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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