Dick King Smith, author of Babe, the book about a sheep-pig, brings his special brand of humor and insight to this enchanting book about a little girl who knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up (a lady farmer) and sets out single mindedly to begin attaining that goal. Sophie is such a popular character she has appeared in several other stories.
From the back cover:
Sophie turns six on Christmas Day. With a cat, a rabbit, and a new best friend (who lives on a real farm), she's well on her way to reaching her goal of becoming a farmer. Now, if she could just convince her parents that a puppy would be the perfect birthday gift...
"As usual, King-Smith creates a strong central character, tells the story with humor, and gives animal loves plenty to enjoy." --School Library Journal