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WHERE’S MY SOCK? by Joyce Dunbar


by Joyce Dunbar & illustrated by Sanja Rescek

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-439-74831-3
Publisher: Chicken House/Scholastic

In an endearing tale of socks lost and found, Pippin’s lost sock makes him very angry; none but the matching yellow sock with clocks on it will do. So, he and his pal Tog set out to find the stray. Along the way, the two ponder all the sad, lost socks there are in the world: “All the odd socks. Socks with holes in the toes. Socks that nobody wants to know.” The duo teams up to find as many of these sad socks as they can, and ends up with a huge pile culled from under cushions, inside washing machines and stuffed in shoes. With the help of a four-page foldout laundry line they find matches for ones with stripes, ones with polka dots, short ones and long ones, but none that are yellow with clocks. When the pals decide that the only thing to do is to wear odd socks, Tog finds he already is—and guess what one of them looks like! Rescek’s brightly hued illustrations are a delight—Pippin and Tog are adorably fuzzy and just as colorful as their socks. Young readers will marvel at the sheer number of different patterns on the socks and enjoy matching them. A great tale of determination and creative problem-solving. (Picture book. 4-8)