Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost!

Children’s Picture Book

Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost!

Sophia and Sinclair wander into a strange forest. And get lost! They separate and become even more lost—and lonely. How will they find each other? How will they find their way out?

Sometimes a little distance and change of scenery can help us appreciate our differences.

Sophia, a tireless rabbit, and Sinclair, a thoughtful turtle, want to play, but their neighbors are too busy! Searching for fun, the best friends happen upon a hay maze and soon get lost. When they disagree about the right path to take, they separate and become even more lost—and lonely. Other animals try to help, but nothing works.

In this engaging autumnal adventure, best friends Sophia and Sinclair discover that their bothersome differences can help them not only overcome obstacles but also strengthen their friendship.

Filled with beautiful, naturalistic illustrations, this picture book will delight fans of A Loud Winter’s Nap, Mrs. Mole, I’m Home, and other stories featuring ensemble animal casts. Perfect for kids 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

What People Are Saying

Red Ribbon Winner The Wishing Shelf

“A sweetly illustrated picture book full of twists, turns—and fun animal characters. A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended!”

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

Readers will easily empathize with the two bickering friends and their fear and frustration at getting lost. Like the best fables, the story ends happily and with an important lesson—sometimes, we need to see through someone else’s eyes to solve a problem. Softly colored ink and watercolor illustrations breathe life into the serene farm and countryside, vividly portraying its charming animal inhabitants. The text is longer in form than a typical picture book, perfect for more advanced readers, while text effects, sound words, and repetition help less advanced readers interpret the text easily.” —The Children’s Book Review

Readers’ Favorite Five Stars

Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost! is a wonderfully delightful children’s picture book about nature and being true friends. . . This is a fun book to read that will also help your child understand responsibility, fun, and friendship.”

Readers’ Favorite Review

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Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost!
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From the Blog

  • Images of Colleen Olle, a bale of hay, and the cover of Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost!

My Interview for Lauri Fortino’s Frog on a (B)Log Website

I’m so pleased that Lauri Fortino interviewed me for her Frog on a (B)Log website! My picture book, Sophia and Sinclair Get Lost!, fits her 2024 focus on animal- and/or nature-themed stories. Like me, Lauri is a member of 12 x 12 and SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She is also a retired library assistant, a freelance writer and transcriptionist, and author of the children’s picture book, The Peddler’s Bed, which she... Read more ❯

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