I am the author of two humorous chapter book for young readers called Sophie Trophy and Sophie Trophy Too (Crwth Press). Although best suited to ages 7 to 9, the books appeal to children on either side of that range. The school in the book is based on Ranch Park Elementary in Coquitlam, B.C., where I taught for over 20 years. In my childhood, I always looked for funny books and dramatic adventure tales. It’s so healthy to laugh! What is it about Sophie Trophy that makes her so likable? What makes you want her to succeed when everything she does seems to go wrong? Read the books and see!