Sophie And The Heidelberg Cat

I am not sure why it took me so long to get to Sophie and the Heidelberg Cat published in 2019. Perhaps it is because we do not have children in the house but Harrison Perkins, frequent contributor to this space, mentioned that he was reading Sophie to his child and how much they were enjoying it. That prompted me to order a copy for myself. This is a nice volume beautifully illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia and well-written by Andrew Wilson. I wish that this volume had existed when we were reading books to our children. I wish that I had spent more time reading books to them. I wish that I could read a book to them right now.

The protagonist, Sophie, seems to be perhaps 10–12 and she lives with her parents and sister, Michaela. There is a neighbor cat, who belongs to the Heidelberg family. I will not spoil the story for you but to say that we had a large collection of children’s books (we still do) but this volume would have been, as they say in the radio business, in high rotation. Recommended. It is in hardcopy with a dust jacket and sells for $12.99. I suppose this book might be written for children aged 4–8 but perhaps it might interest children even beyond those ages.

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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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3 comments

  1. Hi Scott. We are expecting our first grandchild in December. I have already bought R.C. Sproul’s children’s books and now I’m going to purchase Sophie and the Heidleberg Cat to add to the collection. Thanks for the recommendation. Our first grandchild was not expected by us or our daughter and her husband. Our daughter is 39 and never thought it was going to happen, but God has blessed them with this gift. I am 72 so I want to give books that will bless our granddaughter in years to come. Merry Christmas. 🎄

  2. Not to be confused with the Heisenberg Cat, which was my confused misnomer for Schrödinger’s cat.

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