Scholastic Canada | Sophie and the Sea Monster
Skip to main content
Sophie and the Sea Monster Read an excerpt


  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2007
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2006
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2006
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2005

Sophie and the Sea Monster Canadian Title

By Don Gillmor   Illustrated by Michael Martchenko   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780545999250 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.01" x 10.03" | Ages 3 to 5

There's a sea monster under Sophie's bed. He's small and blue, and is also a terrible singer. Worst of all, it turns out that he's afraid to come out! Sophie decides to coax the shy monster out into the world, and when they share many adventures together, they both forget to be afraid. Michael Martchenko's bright, colourful and energetic artwork is the perfect complement to award-winning author Don Gillmor's tale. This wonderfully crafted and whimsical story touches on real childhood issues, and features a spunky heroine sure to become a favourite friend for young readers.