What to Do? What to Do? (Library Binding)

By Janet Pedersen (Illustrator), Toni Teeven

Clarion Books, 9780618446322, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2006



Old Sophie lives all alone and yearns for someone to talk to. Her wish comes true one day when she hears some birds sing to her. “Nice lady, sweet lady,” they seem to say. Sophie is so delighted that she bakes her most delicious bread for them. But before long, their sweet twitters and tweets turn into greedy squawks and screeches. Soon, Sophie is weary of kneading, weary of baking, and very weary of birds. What to do? What to do?
Winsome, Eastern European–inspired watercolors and a lively narrative come together for a fresh, clever, and original tale that has all the makings of a modern classic.

Praise For What to Do? What to Do?

"Its delicious humor, rhythmic language, and smooth pacing make the book a winning read-aloud." Booklist, ALA

"Ever so clever and charming." Kirkus Reviews

"Children will delight in this picture book." School Library Journal

"Loose line-and-watercolor illustrations complement the text, which carries both reader and Sophie to the harmonious end with understated humor." Horn Book Guide, Pointer