RED SOCKS by Ellen Mayer

RED SOCKS

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Age Range: 3 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A little one hunts for a missing sock.

This quick board book loosely details the hunt for a missing red sock, but the real goal is expanding nascent vocal skills. A note for parents on the opening pages details the importance of constantly talking to babies, even when they can't respond. By listening to a constant narration of the day's activities, little ones will soak in all sorts of meanings, tones, and conversational patterns. The actual story’s text consists entirely of a mother’s narration of her laundry duties preparatory to a trip to the park. The mom and child pictured are Asian-American, and both are clearly delighted with each other; the baby’s giggling is almost audible. This is a book best read to the youngest of readers, as it’s designed for parents of babies that are barely cooing. A similar title, A Fish to Feed, goes one step up the developmental ladder and is aimed at those who can say a few words but not much else.

A sweet story that instructs parents as well as delighting babies. (Board book. 3-9 mos.)

Pub Date: June 25th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-59572-706-0
Page count: 18pp
Publisher: Star Bright
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2015




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