SOCKS! by Tania Sohn

SOCKS!

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A little girl just loves her many-colored socks.

With her cat by her side, the preschooler struts about in her patterned socks of polka dots and stripes. Some are colored green or yellow. One pair has holes. They are different sizes, from “baby socks” to “daddy socks.” One pair fits at the ankle, and one pair is knee-high. “Christmas socks” hang by the tree. She plays with her puppet socks and then opens a box with a very special pair of socks. These are “Beoseon! Traditional Korean socks, from Grandma.” All are then displayed strewn on the floor in a double-page spread, which is followed by one very smiley little girl wearing her pink socks. The brief text unfortunately does not scan smoothly, making it  unappealing as a read-aloud despite the child-friendly subject. The collaged artwork, though appropriately colorful, lacks charm. A pronunciation guide and a brief note about Korean socks would have been helpful to a general audience.

A concept book that falls short. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61067-244-3
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Kane/Miller
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2014




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