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Sophie Sleeps Over

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Almost everyone has felt anxiety and uncertainty over a friendship.
Sophie is looking forward to her first sleepover.
She is excited from the tops of her ears to the tips of her toes and has even made a list of all the things she wants to bring over to her best friend Olive's house. But, when she arrives, a bunny she's never seen before opens the door.
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Roaring Brook Press
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James Costello
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Russo, M. (2014). Sophie sleeps over. New York: Henry Holt & Co.

A story about a bunny named Sophie who is invited to her best friend's house for a sleepover. When she arrives, Sophie finds out that Olive has another best friend! It turns out that both of Olive's friends have some of the same worries and fears and find out that they can get along in the end.

Critical Thinking: How do you think the story would be different if Olive's two friends didn't have similarities in the book? Would they
SoJo Perez
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sophie likes this book because the bunny's name is Sophie
Sophie eagerly anticipates her first sleepover at her friend Olive's house. But once she arrives there, she is surprised to find that Olive has another guest, Penelope. Both girls are confused because they aren't sure that it is possible for Olive to have two best friends. At first it seems as though Penelope and Sophie are going to be at cross-purposes, but eventually they find some common ground. I like how this picture book with its simple illustrations addresses a common problem that childre ...more
Sophie is excited about her first slumber party, but struggles with whether she should go home when she meets her best friend Olivia's other best friend. The trio work through jealousy struggles and during different activities place each other in the odd man out role. In the middle of then night, though, Sophie and Olivia bond over their slumber party anxieties and walk away from the weekend with a new friend.

Realistic kid drama is combined with gouache artwork in the recommended read for PreK-2
On Sophie's first sleepover with her best friend, she discovers that Olive has another "best" friend. Both "best friends" must learn to accept the fact that one can have more that one best friend. This simple story about "best friends" and friendship would make a great read-aloud. Lovely gouache painting keeps the bunnies identified by their own unique clothing patterns. Simple text make it perfect for story-time gatherings.
This is a good book to read to a child who maybe is going to her first sleepover or who had a rough experience at one. The bunnies in this book have a hard time being friendly with each other because each feels that they are Sophie's best friend. In the end, they decide that they can all be friends and that they can accept each other. It is a longer book, but it has a nice message that can be portrayed when needed to a girl in this situation.
Laura Salas
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, pbs
A charming story about a sleepover and finding out you're not your best friend's only best friend. There's nothing particularly new about this book, but, then again, the balancing act of having more than one good friend is a timeless problem that most kids, especially girls, face.
Ann Williams
Students will make many connections about the first sleepover and the anxiety that it can create for young people. An interesting way to talk about friendships and how to solve issues with friends. The topic could spark a lively debate about friendships. :)
Michele Knott
Story about a bunny's first sleep over but also the ageless question, what is a best friend? What happens when a bunny has 2 best friends. A group of 3 girls can be trouble as Sophie the bunny finds out.
Sharon Lawler
Sophie is invited to her best friend's birthday party and it is a sleepover. Not only will this be Sophie's first sleepover, she meets the other best friend. Everything woks out and three is not a crowd. Illustrations in gouache paint.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jp-2014, jp-friends
Too long for story time, but might be helpful for older kids needing advice on friendship, and feeling jealous of other kids who their friends are friends with.
Debby Baumgartner
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
It is Sophie's first sleepover.
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
There's nothing spectacular happening here, but this story will ring true to little girls--I remember "best friend" drama as far back as kindergarten.
J. Jefferson
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a great comparison book for Ira Sleeps Over. It details some of the idiosyncrasies of friendship and sleepovers, especially for girls.
Melissa Mcavoy
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture, 2nd, 1st
Good story about sleepover anxiety and delicate feelings when you meet a best friends other best-friend. A little didactic.
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-ya
Delightful. This book covers both the first sleep over issues and the best friend dilemma with charm and humor.
Sophie sleeps over at Olive's house. It's Olive's birthday party and she has another best friend there. Sophie has a tough time at her first sleepover.
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Shelves: preschool-lit
Good for preschool-age girls who think everyone can only have one best friend.
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