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Sock!

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(173 Ratings)
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A young girl discovers who she is by becoming the creatures that she meets.
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  • By Mark Sleepless
    Apr 17, 2014
    I like the way in which the images correspond with the books writing. It is a captivating and imaginative piece of art. Thank you for the opportunity to read and appreciate it.
  • By Pia Sea
    Apr 17, 2014
    Sock! I hadn’t picked up on the sock motif in the illustrations until midway through the animal sequence, and her metamorphoses are subtle, yet artistic. Sock! lends itself to being read aloud, which is absolutely essential in a children’s book: the repetition not only builds literacy skills, but makes interaction in the book so much more engaging to its audience. I like the way you incorporated more complicated vocabulary – this is a book that does not talk down to children. And I like the way that Mom saves the day at the end, with an important (though not at all heavy-handed) lesson. (Thanks, Mom!) The only question I would have for this piece is minute: Why does she suddenly not want to be herself today? Does this happen a lot? Plot impetus in a children’s book especially is, again, minutiae. But I think it’s something to consider. On the whole, what a beautiful book, from its message to the gorgeous illustrations.
  • By Michael Aristotle
    Apr 16, 2014
    On a scale of 1-5 I would give this a 3-4. I found it to be very unique, fun, and zany. It had an intelligent sense of humor which I was impressed by. On some of the pages the arrangement of the words made it hard to follow, but that also added to the zaniness of it. The illustrations, as a whole, seemed to go perfectly with the tone of the story.
  • By Jacob Ramos
    Apr 16, 2014
    I really do think this is a very clever story and, as others have mentioned, a great way to teach children some words. The illustration is beautiful, and your style is distinct indeed. I would like to suggest some re-orientation of text, particularly on the Giraffe page and the page where the Cow introduces “crestfallen.” The repetition of writing style helped me figure out which order to read the sentences, but I think there is a clearer way to organize the information on the page. Also, although your pages are colorful, I feel the colors are more mature than a children’s book would warrant. There is clear color theory, but children tend to go for more… diverse (?) colors, no? Maybe do the book in white and watercolor? It would be nice to see so many rainbow socks at the beginning and the end.
  • By Anna Stacy
    Apr 16, 2014
    Very cute concept, creative illustrations! Also a very clever way to teach children new words.
  • By Skye Blue
    Apr 15, 2014
    I love the illustrations. I think you can improve the readability by moving some of the sentences around the images, so the reader’s eye moves from right to left, then down, rather than down then right to left, such as on giraffe page. I rank it as a 4, I think the clarity of the layouts is most important. The story is charming!
  • By Ronnie Hojicha
    Apr 15, 2014
    A very sweet story.
  • By Cissy Yu
    Apr 15, 2014
    I would give this story a 5 for visuals but a 3 for the overall content. The colors and the illustrations are great, especially the page with the cow. But the story doesn’t really, I guess, fascinate me - as a child or as an adult. First of all, the pattern is kind of predictable, and there’s not that much suspense, so what makes me, as a reader, excited to reach the ending? When we finally get to the ending, there doesn’t seem to be a Point, so to speak, besides the fact that we learned some words. A lot of memorable childrens’ stories (Dr. Seuss, Harold & Purple Crayon, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Click Clack Moo) teach us words, sure, but we reach the ending to find a sense of closure, or achievement, or a sense of being “tucked in”, so to speak. To make this a great story, something has to change; you have to bring the reader away and take them back home again.
  • By Xenia Metaxa Phd
    Apr 14, 2014
    Reading Socks was indeed an experience for me. As a mother of four children of different ages I have felt deeply moved by the simplicity of the story and the strength with which that simplicity touches upon issues of such importance for people, for youngsters, for parents for everyone who tries to find an identity far away from family ties. It is simple yet interesting as both the simplicity of the language and the illustrations open up windows in your soul and allow you to travel back to a time you, yourself felt all these feelings ‘sock’ experienced and the warmth she suddenly felt when the mother figure appeared. It simply touched my soul deeply as sometimes the most important and deepest feelings in life simply need a trigger to be unleashed. ‘Sock” was that trigger for me. Thank you Vi.
  • By Frida Redshirt
    Apr 14, 2014
    I like the illustration and the way to explain complicated words to children. It is a cute story.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781304651556
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Per Second Press
Published
December 18, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
4.77 MB
Product ID
21361188

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