DUCK SOCK HOP by Jane Kohuth


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Age Range: 3 - 5
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Put on your jazziest socks and get ready to bop, ‘cause it’s duck hop time!

In syncopated rhymes, this “quackerjack” of a silly story will have toes tappin’ and little hands clappin’. “Ducks pull socks from a big sock box:” socks with stripes, spots, squares, dots, stars, moons, cars and spoons. “Warm up, wiggle, stretch your beak. / Duck Sock Hop comes once a week.” The music starts, and “[t]hree ducks boogie, one duck rocks. / Two ducks stop and trade their socks.” With each spread, the dancing ducks get livelier and more animated, until the music stops and they all need new socks. The bright colors of the illustrations paint different patterns on each duck, entirely separate from their wild and crazy socks. Set against white backgrounds, they pop and rock with the rhythm of the rhymes. Ready made for wonderful fun at story time (sock theme, anyone?) or as one rollicking lap read, but be prepared, as kids will flock to hear it again. And after just one or two reads, they will be chanting along with the adults.

A webbed-foot folly that makes a tale most jolly. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: May 10th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-8037-3712-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2012


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