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Publisher's Summary

Sophie is small but very determined. She loves animals and is going to be a lady farmer when she grows up. She already has herds of insects, a rabbit, and a cat, and now she has a puppy, too. She befriends a pony called Bumblebee and a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

©2014 Dick King-Smith (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • S J Mackie
  • 05-25-21

Childhood classic!

I love this book, a childhood fav u have to get it now go on!!!

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  • julia
  • 08-26-20

Fabulous

Such a great listen Sophie is a really strong character and the story is well told and fantastically formed and I really recommend it to children who are 3-7

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  • Sally Holden
  • 04-16-20

A strong determined book like Sophie

I think that this is an absolutely amazing book. Sophie is a character with strong determination, but she is also a very lovely girl in a none stereotypical way. A lot of parents may think that this isn’t a great book because Sophie tends to be quite a pushy person but at the end of the day she’s nice

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  • mandy
  • 05-11-17

still can't decide what is my favourite

Sophie is still following her dream. staying determined. still enjoying every book. of to listen to the last

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  • LGG
  • 06-27-15

Brilliant reading but plot lacks memorial moments

If you could sum up Sophie in the Saddle in three words, what would they be?

Amusing
Entertaining
Short

If you’ve listened to books by Dick King-Smith before, how does this one compare?

I grew up with the Sophie books, and now on second listening I find this entry as more of a filler compared to the rest of the series. The book seems to set up the rest of the series rather than introduce any new plotlines. This is the first story that Sophie does not get a new pet for example, instead discovers her love of horse riding, which sets up her plan for the final two books. However the situation with Dawn on the beach is amusing, as is the horse who is afraid of pig. Overall some good episodes but less impacting than the rest of the series.

Which character – as performed by Bernard Cribbins – was your favourite?

Bernard Cribbins give an amazing performance to all the characters as usual, but his masterful tones as the Cornish farm owners is a stand out guest character in this story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, my other problem with this book is how short it is.