Author: Petra Mathers

Publisher: Harper Collins

Narrated by: Lola Falana

Description: SOPHIE AND LOU is the story of a mouse named Sophie who overcomes her shyness by learning to dance. From mambo to hip-hop, LeVar masters some fancy footwork. Then viewers are off on a globe-trotting look at dance around the world, including Bali, Ireland and Australia.

Activity Suggestion: We learn that Sophie is a shy character who even worries about going to the library. Brainstorm with your students some ways to make a shy person feel comfortable in a new setting. List all ideas on the chalkboard. Then provide an opportunity for them to role-play some of their ideas and suggestions.

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