TIMOTHY COX WILL NOT CHANGE HIS SOCKS by Robert Kinerk

TIMOTHY COX WILL NOT CHANGE HIS SOCKS

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Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Providing ample evidence that he’s no Dr. Seuss, Kinerk presents in wordy anapests young Timothy who, for no discernible reason beyond affirming his self-image as “the type who / gets an idea and then follows it through!” decides not to change his socks for a month. He’s unfazed by a swelling chorus pleading, “Timothy, Timothy, Timothy Cox, / won’t you consider, please, changing your socks?” Worn by a self-confident, red-thatched lad, the offending footwear trails greenish-yellow clouds in Gammell’s increasingly spattered illustrations, then after month’s end, finds a permanent home in a locked case at school, “with a sign that declares Timmy followed things through, / and others might think about doing that too.” Gammell’s a good choice for illustrator, and will likely be finding more and more work in this era of farting dogs and histories of poop, but Horton the elephant’s still the go-to guy for stick-to-it-iveness. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-689-87181-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2005




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