Sophie’s Seashell Scramble – illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

Sophie’s Seashell Scramble – illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti, Candlewick Entertainment, (9781536218480), 2021

Format:  Board Book

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book? Readers must help Sophie the otter find a matching seashell on each double page spread.  Each page has 3 flaps for readers to lift that reveal many undersea creatures.  The final page has a wheel to spin as Sophie celebrates finding all the pairs with her friend Otto the octopus.  The digital illustrations are full of fun and color. Young readers will enjoy this seaside adventure.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Readers who enjoy lift-the-flap books and matching games will like this one. 

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and pre-school and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 6/30/2021         

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