When a pair of new socks find themselves in a drawer, they rejoice because they are “a match made in heaven.”
Perfectly paired socks, Suki and Sosh, enjoy good times as their new owner, an energetic child with a mop of brown hair and pale skin, takes them on exciting adventures. At the end of each day, they are content to snuggle together, sure they will never be parted—until the unthinkable happens: Suki has a hole. Then she disappears altogether. Sosh refuses to live as an odd sock. He valiantly searches for his mate, to no avail; instead, he stumbles upon a mateless slipper that Sosh knows how to help. United again, the slippers are delighted, but Sosh is still alone. Unexpectedly, Sosh is carried off by the family pet and treated most grievously. Deposited in a dark place, Sosh loses all hope of finding his sweet Suki until he discovers that love will find the way for him. Robinson’s rhymed text and subtle humor make for a lively, imaginative story with a resolution children will relish. Ashdown’s fanciful drawings and bold, bright color scheme enhance this heartwarming tale, investing socks, underwear, slippers—even an electrical outlet—with great personality.
Sure to delight young readers as well as the young at heart. (Picture book. 4-7)