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Love, Sophia on the Moon

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Life on earth isn't always fair, so Sophia runs off to the moon, where there are no bedtimes, no time-outs, and no Mom.

But as Sophia and her mom send letters to each other, Mom has a clever comeback for all of Sophia's angry notes. Home starts to sound not-quite-so-bad, especially when Mom reports that someone from the moon has moved in to Sophia's old room, they're having
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
What I Loved:
Love, Sophia on the Moon tells the entire story through letters between a mother and daughter. I loved this concept! It was so cute to read their banter back and forth and felt just like the kind of conversations I have had with my own children as they decide they would prefer to live somewhere else, then decide, maybe not!

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The writing was perfect for the story. All of the words in the book are on letters going back and forth between Sophia and her mom. The emotions that a
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was super sweet. I loved it. I wish I was a smart as Sophia's mom. ...more
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This mother-daughter story about anger, imagination, unconditional love, and moonicorns comes straight from the heart (mine). It's a strange time for a book release (I hope you're all staying safe and cozy at home until we're through this pandemic), but I'm still feeling proud and so grateful--and I can't wait for you to see Mika Song's gorgeous and clever illustrations, which are utterly (and udderly) perfect. Thanks, as always, for your interest and support!

P.S. The cows say no one gets sick o
Laura Mossa
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love, Sophia on the Moon is a heartwarming story of how a little girl creatively handles her mother's scolding.  After being sent to time out, Sophia decides to run away to the moon. She & her mom keep in touch through writing letters. Proclaiming her independence, Sophia moves to the moon bringing her cat, Mr. Wubbles as her companion.  In her letters, Sophia shares the perks of living on the moon such as a new friend, Frurgbert, moon-juice, and most importantly, no time outs and better yet, no ...more
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are so many reasons to love this book. The story is told exclusively in letters Sophia writes to her mother and her mother’s responses. We learn quickly that Sophia is running away from home following a time-out she received as a consequence for breaking something. Totally relatable - what child hasn’t at least thought about running away? But Sophia isn’t running away to a friend’s house or Grandma’s house, she’s opted for the moon!
Throughout the course of the book we marvel not only at S
Oct 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Here is a picture book about Sophia who when visiting the time out chair in her home decides she is running away to the moon. The story follows her communication through notes and letters back and forth to her mother while she is on the moon with Frurgbert her moonicorn. Cute book of Sophia's imagination and love notes back and forth with her mother. Mother is lonely and finds a new friend to use Sophia's bedroom. Theme is time out, anger, and imagination when child goes to the moon and sends le ...more
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story addressing feelings children face of frustration and anger as they maneuver their way through boundaries parents place. Sophia is able to vent her feelings through letters to her mom and her mom is able to express reasons and love in her letters back. A very non-confrontational way to deal with these situations. As children read the book, they will feel a sense that someone else understands and can empathize with them.
Gillian French
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Big 5 stars for Love, Sophia On the Moon! A sweet, funny tale of a little girl whose had enough of Mom's rules on Earth, and departs for the moon with her kitty. Sophia proceeds to trade letters with Mom, who gently and humorously convinces her that maybe life back on her home planet isn't so bad. A joyful read aloud for parents and kids alike. ...more
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Filled with imagination and whimsical images, Love, Sophia on the Moon is a sweet read. It addresses the rift and feelings that follow snapping at your child. The close bond between this mother and daughter is heart squeezing. The story is light-hearted and funny even though the topic is not. Told via letters, it engaged my 3 year old and I enjoyed reading it again and again.
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
It's quite possible Love, Sophia on the Moon is based on my granddaughter . . . and possibly her grandmother as a child.

I just love this little story told in letters from and to the moon. It's such a wonderful example of letting little ones feel their feelings while knowing they are loved "to the moon" and "all the way back" even when they're mad.

Trevor Nielsen
This book is about a little girl who runs away to the moon and writes with her mom who is trying to get her to come home. I would recommend this to pre-k students and would use it to help them learn to read in a fun way.
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A little girl runs away to the moon when she gets a time out at home. The story is told through the girl's letters back and forth with her mom. Not only is this book delightful and creative, it perhaps acts as instruction for parents on how to kindly deal with their kids' bad moods. ...more
Jul 20, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. A cute story about sophia, who seems to "run away" (time-out) from home but writes her mom letters from the moon. She eventually decides that she misses her mom and makes it home for supper/bed time. ...more
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Sophia gets upset and goes to the moon. Letters go back and forth between Sophia and their mom.
Jenni Heins
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read a review that said this was good. Read it for myself. It was good.
Danica Midlil
My only complaint is that the little girl was very young to be writing such sophisticated letters...
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Sophia has "run away" to the moon because life on earth is just so unfair and is communicating with her mom through letters. I loved the letter-writing vehicle for telling the story. ...more
Pam  Page
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
The story is told with back and forth letters from Sophia to Mom. A great read-aloud and all kids will be able to relate to Sophia's dilemma! ...more
Sophia runs off to the moon when she thinks she's been treated unfairly. She exchanges letters with her mom describing her new life. ...more
PottWab Regional Library
Oct 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-new
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pbf-outer-space
So cute and sweet; entirely written in letters between Sophia and her Mom.
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
A really cute story about a child who runs away to the moon. It is told in letters from the child to the mother and vice versa. Lovely illustrations.
Heather Stigall
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, pb, reviewed
Sophia is unhappy. So unhappy, she decides to run away. To the moon. Don’t worry—she stays in touch with her mom by writing letters home. Luckily, there’s mail on the moon, so her mom can write back (and even send cookies). Anica Mrose Rissi’s story is brilliantly told in letters that begin with Sophia living happily on the moon with no time-outs and no bedtimes. But, eventually (spoiler alert) Sophie’s letters change to show that she might be missing a few things from home like bedtime stories ...more
Kirsti Call
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: publisher
"Dear mom,
I'm running away and won't ever come back. From now on I live on the moon. Don't try to stop me.
Love, Sophia"

This beautiful and poignant epistolary story that shows the love between a mother and daughter. Even when frustrated with each other, love doesn't wane. This is the kind of story that will evoke discussion about anger, family, love, creativity and imagination.
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Writer, storyteller, editrix. Author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series; the picture books Watch Out for Wolf!, The Teacher's Pet, and Love, Sophia on the Moon; the middle-grade collection Hide and Don't Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories; and the YA novels Always Forever Maybe and Nobody Knows but You. Fan of dogs and ice cream.

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, w

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