Why is the sky blue?
Why are raindrops wet?
What are stars made of?

Why am I so shy?

Sophie can’t wait til she’s old enough to go to school. She has so many questions she wants to learn the answers to. But when it’s finally time, Sophie feels so shy, she keeps popping back in her shell. What can help Sophie build the confidence she needs to come out of her shell and explore the world?

Hear author, Jo Rooks, read Sophie’s Shell aloud.

Sophie’s Shell is part of The Once Upon a Garden Series.

Read a piece Jo Rooks wrote about supporting your shy child.

by Jo Rooks

This Article's Author

Jo Rooks is an award-winning author-illustrator who studied graphic design and illustration at Bath School of Art and Design. She illustrated several award-winning books, including A Box of Butterflies and Hector's Favorite Place. Visit her at Jo Rooks Illustration and Follow her on Facebook: @JoRooksIllustration, Twitter: @JoRooksArt, and Instagram: @JoRooksIllustration.

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  • Sophie’s Shell

    Jo Rooks

    Sophie was always ponders big questions, like

    Why is the sky blue?
    Why are raindrops wet?
    What are stars made of?

    But when Sophie starts school, there’s a wobbly feeling in her tummy and she can’t help popping back into her shell.

    She is left with one big question: Why am I so shy?

    When Sophie meets Stanley, she realizes that she’s not the only one who feels shy. Can she gain the confidence to help a new friend?

    A heart warming tale about a sensitive snail who overcomes her shyness with a little help from her new friends.