"Sophie, a stocky, dark-haired six-year-old, wants to be a lady farmer. She, her twin brothers Matthew and Mark, and her parents go on her dream vacation - they stay on a farm near the ocean. Sophie is a smart, fiercely determined girl who is interested in learning new things - how to ride a horse and how to swim - even if her brothers sometimes tease her. Children will relate to Sophie's interest in, and attraction to, all animals, and parents will identify with the rules Sophie's parents set for her. This chapter book is a wonderful introduction for young readers to longer fiction and to the Sophie series." - Barbara B. Disckind, Children's Literature.