What I'm Reading With The Kids and a Giveaway: A Gift For Sophie

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (6)

A Gift For Sophie

WINNER: Congratulations to idratherbeat63!

Sophie and Emilio are two friends who spend the summer seeking adventures and solving mysteries. Their story is told in the latest picture book-CD and e-book, A Gift for Sophie narrated by David Francis which was released for sale today.

A Gift For Sophie comes with a CD featuring the narrated story and nine new heartwarming songs performed by folk-rock singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright as well as Thomas Hellman, Jessica Vigneault and Paul Campagne.

A Gift for Sophie was published originally as an award-winning French title called, Un cadeau pour Sophie written by Canadian Hall of Fame songwriter, Gilles Vigneault and illustrated by four-time Governor General Award winner, Stéphane Jorisch.

You can watch an interview with author Vigneault below and learn more about his inspiration for A Gift For Sophie:

This is a new favorite in my house. The girls love listening to the story on CD, I adore the music and illustrations, and we all love the heartwarming story.

a gift for sophieThanks to the generosity of The Secret Mountain , Barista Kids has a copy of A Gift For Sophie to give to a lucky reader!

To enter, tell us your child’s current favorite book in comments.

Contest starts Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10 am EST and ends Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 pm EST. One person who leaves a comment by Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 pm EST will be chosen at random to receive a a copy of A Gift For Sophie

You MUST leave a comment here to be entered and you may only comment once to get an entry, but if you want another entry and up your chances of winning, here are a couple of ways:

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Good luck!


  1. POSTED BY weezer1773  |  October 01, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    My daughter’s current fav is Curious George.

  2. POSTED BY ali9ia  |  October 01, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    My daughter’s favorite book right now is an Usborne book called Your Body. She’s totally into the anatomy right now. But her name is Sophie, so this book / CD is bound to become an instant favorite!!

  3. POSTED BY newridger  |  October 01, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    We are big fans of the Mercy Watson series. My 2yo is really into Pete the Cat and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

  4. POSTED BY pamplemousse  |  October 02, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Don’t Squash the Sasquatch!

  5. POSTED BY idratherbeat63  |  October 02, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Room on a Broom.

  6. POSTED BY R. King  |  October 02, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear

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