SIR CHARLIE STINKY SOCKS AND THE REALLY BIG ADVENTURE by Kristina Stephenson

SIR CHARLIE STINKY SOCKS AND THE REALLY BIG ADVENTURE

Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his “faithful, fearless cat, Envelope,” set off for a really BIG adventure. They ride over the hills (shadowed by “a wily witch with a watch” riding a broom) to a dark forest where monstrous trees groan and slobbering beasties moan. Never fear, Sir Charlie takes out his trusty sword and...cuts up his sandwiches to feed them. They trail along as Sir Charlie courageously “waters” the menacing dragon, climbs up the windy, windy staircase of the tall, tall tower where the witch is stirring her pot—not to cook the weeping princess but to prepare food her birthday party, which is the end of the BIG adventure. Brightly colored cartoon illustrations feature golf ball–eyed characters, typeface sound effects and four gatefold pages (e.g. the tall, tall tower with pointy roof). Plenty of comic twists and crude details (nose picking, drool, cat sticking out its tongue) overflow the pages, making a droll romp out of many a young boy’s fantasies. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60684-029-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Egmont USA
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2009




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