Books by Sophie Allsopp

Released: June 1, 2013

"An excellent choice for family reading or religious education programs. (Religion. 7-13)"
The Christian Bible is skillfully summarized in 50 episodes in this accessible, illustrated interpretation. Read full book review >
A FLOWER IN THE SNOW by Tracey Corderoy
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"This friendship tale definitely has a message, but readers may not be able to find it under the snow. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This odd but sweet tale is flavored with a bit of O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, ANGELS by Melody Carlson
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Older preschoolers will find this too babyish, and toddlers (and adults) will prefer Brown's classic. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
A little boy says goodnight to his friends, family, toys and household items in this earnest but unsuccessful effort that is a pale imitation of the concept and structure of the classic Goodnight, Moon. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

This chronological compendium of 24 short poems, Christian prayers, biblical verses and snippets from familiar, old-fashioned hymns is arranged with a seasonal approach, moving from early spring through the calendar year to the Christmas season. Interspersed throughout the volume in Jolly Postman-fashion are ten small envelopes, each containing an illustrated prayer card with a related Bible verse. The final envelope offers a Christmas card with a blank interior and an invitation to young readers to write an original thank-you prayer. The soft-focus illustrations have a pale prettiness, but the children in the spreads appear pale and washed-out, especially the thin, tow-headed boy who is one of the main characters used to illustrate the verses. One intriguing aspect of Allsopp's illustration style is the inclusion of photographic elements used as subtle accents within the art: Real wheat stalks, leaves and shells add a welcome dash of spice. Children will enjoy the element of surprise in the cards hidden in the envelopes, but the ephemeral nature of the prayer cards makes this an unsuitable choice for libraries. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)Read full book review >