FICTION

Little Sock

Sleeping Bear. Aug. 2019. 32p. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9781534110052.
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PreS-Gr 1–Little Sock longs for adventure. He’s tired of the same old, same old—being worn, getting dirty, being thrown in the wash, and put back in drawer. He dreams of the magical place he’s heard of where every day is a new adventure—Sock City. One night, determined to make the dream a reality, he sneaks from the drawer to the secret tunnel to Sock City found in the back of the dryer. His brave trek through a dark, scary tunnel is rewarded when he emerges into the fabled land. “Everywhere Little Sock looks, he sees something new and exciting.” There are socks of all sizes, patterns, and personalities doing all sorts of different things. After the Best. Day. Ever. he cannot wait to visit again with a friend. Kia’s straightforward text is bolstered by Park’s lively illustrations that make excellent use of varying perspective, color, and humorous detail. The spread of the various socks in Sock City will captivate readers as they take in the variety (Look! A dog sock, a sock riding a bike, an angry sock, rainbow sock, baby sock, bearded sock, etc).
VERDICT A fun answer to where missing socks go. An additional but nonessential purchase.

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