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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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About the Author

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.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Library Binding edition (July 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811844307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811844307
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I fell in love with this story even before reading the text, thanks to Slonim's quirky illustrations. Slonim is a master at tucking fun onto every page -- whether adding fangs to the goldfish in the bowl at "Larry's 24 Hour Rummage" lot, or couch-shaped boulders to the Grand Canyon when the family takes their new couch-stuck guest there in the hope that he'll "get out more." At heart, this sweet picture book is about acceptance, friendship, and being open to new adventures. Slonim is well on his way to becoming an extraordinary storyteller.
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This is a favorite of my girls', ages 4 and 6. It's the story of a little girl named Sophie who sets out on a quest with her mom and dad for a new couch. They find one, but it comes with a cute, Jim Henson-type "person-thing" sitting on it, and he won't budge or speak. Sophie befriends him anyway and she and her family try to help him get over his acute case of "upolsterosis". In the end, the "thing" helps Sophie and her family in a very selfless and heart-warming way. It's a bit off-the-wall and full of humor and visual stimuli that will really click for those who are paying attention. It shows just how powerful and healing love and acceptance can be.
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My kids and I read this book as part of the required reading for my son's kindergarten class. We fell in love with it and knew we had to order it. This book has remained one of his favorites throughout the year and even though he knows whats coming at the end, I still see his eyes light up when he gets to the last page, just as they did the first time. I love this book because it is adorable, has great illustrations and does not contain anything that I wouldn't want my kids to see. The story is simple but cute and is great for even the smallest children. If you have a younger child, this would make a great gift. One of my favorites.
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I was a Montessori teacher for several years for ages 18-36 months and my kids always loved this book. We do different voices for the different characters and talk about his funny hair. I recently purchased this for my 15 month old daughter and it seems to be her favorite book before bed. She brings it to me every night and always gets a good laugh!
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Who could resist a title like, He Came with the Couch? In this book. the family needed a new couch. They looked high and low until they found the perfect couch. It only had one problem. It came with a...well it's hard to say what that is on the couch. The family tries everything to get rid of the thing that came with the couch. But in the end, the thing proves itself to be useful.

The illustrations are colorful. The story is nonsensical fun. The ending is wonderful and worthy of a great laugh. This is a wonderfully entertaining and creative book that is appropriate for all ages.
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What a cute book! I'd seen it before and it popped up as a suggestion when I was looking for another book. I decided to take the chance and bought it. It quickly became a favorite with my Kindergarteners. I'm hoping for a sequel some day and will keep my eyes open for one.
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This book was selected and purchased by an adult, for an adult. The story is one of interesting whimsy and the artwork is nice to look at. The purchaser works at a public library where she first came across the book. She liked the book so much she bought it for her personal collection. It is a very cute story.
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By Dena on November 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This quirky tale is pure enjoyment. You will love the story of Sophie and the thing that came with the couch. He won't leave.

This story is humorous, with illustrations that are just as goofy as the words. This is a favorite in our house.
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