Author(s): Dick King-Smith
Small, but very determined, Sophie loves animals and is going to be a farmer when she grows up. In this book she gets a dog that she calls "Puddle", makes friends with a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig and has her first ride on a pony!
Dick King-Smith is one of the world's favourite children's book authors. His titles for Walker include the much-loved Sophie books, and his book "The Sheep-Pig" was turned into an Oscar-winning Hollywood film, "Babe". Dick lives in Bristol. David Parkins has illustrated a number of children's books, including "Webster J. Duck" and "Prowlpuss" (shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the 1995 Smarties Book Prize). He lives in Lincolnshire.