Kindergarten-Grade 3–Sophie's family needs a new couch. After a full day of searching, they finally find one that is just right. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, it comes with an odd-looking creature that just sits in the middle of the cushion. Resembling one of Jim Henson's Muppets, the creature, readers learn, suffers from upholsterosis and on doctor's orders that they get him out more, the family takes the sofa and the newcomer on a cross-country journey. Slonim's very funny picture book will appeal to children with a taste for the zany. Told from Sophie's point of view, the understated text is often at hilarious juxtaposition with the illustrations. The colorful artwork will appeal to fans of David Shannon's work as will the tongue-in-cheek storytelling. Libraries looking for a book that generates laughs need look no further.–Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
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David Slonim is the author-illustrator of Oh Ducky! and the illustrator of Emily and Albert by Jan Ormerod and Moishe's Miracle by Laura Krauss Melmed, which was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he lives in Indiana with his wife and their four children. His daughter, Mary, was the inspiration for the character of Sophie in He Came with the Couch.
This is one of my favorites to read when kids come over. They always love it! The humor and illustrations are flawless. Another must-have for your kids' library!Published 2 months ago by Andy
This book is very cute and my grandson loves it. The illustrations are interesting and the story is wonderful.Published 7 months ago by hardie
The initial reason I bought the book was because of the illustrations. The story is also very simple and cute. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Adorable reading..over and over again to my grandchildren. They love it.Published 10 months ago by S Greco
I loved this children's book. The author had quite a creative mind to create these characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this to my grandkids. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Susan Sabatini
I gave this as a gift to my granddaughters and not sure how much they liked it really. Maybe it's just because it was new and not familiar? Read morePublished 21 months ago by Robin A.