Wednesday, 27 November 2019

"Sofia Valdez Future Prez" by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

The Imagineers series from Andrea Beaty and David Roberts has been one of the genuine delights of C's book journey over the past decade, and joining Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck and Ada Twist is a new gal we have completely fallen in love with as a fantastic and inspirational character.

"Sofia Valdez Future Prez" may well just be an ordinary little girl but she has a big challenge in mind. She wants to clean up her neighbourhood so that no one has to deal with a huge trash pile that's a complete blight on everyone's lives.

Sofia finds that small shy girls might not be the loudest public speakers, but when a message is worth believing in, people will get behind it, and soon the protests are heard by those higher ups, impressed with how this young girl has organised such a following - and not just with her awesome Abuela!

Andrea and David really are a dream team, bringing a solid story and superb characterful visuals into play for a book that will give kids a ton of inspiration to do the right thing by their friends, neighbours and the planet just like Sofia has.

Let's take a peep inside.

Did you spot Rosie, Iggy and Ada too?

Sum this book up in a sentence: A hugely inspirational book that shows even the tiniest voice can get behind a mighty cause and make a difference!

"Sofia Valdez Future Prez" by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts is out now, published by Abrams Young Readers (kindly supplied for review).