Odd Socks by Michelle Robinson
  

Odd Socks

Written by Michelle Robinson
Illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown

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Everyone will enjoy this epic tale of true love and steadfastness, no less heroic or inspiring for starring a pair of woolly socks! Sosh and Suki are made for one another and their life on a fresh pair of feet is idyllic, until Sosh spots something that fills him with dread – a little hole in Suki’s big toe. The dire warnings from old sock Big Bob seem to come true when Sosh wakes up alone, but he’s determined to find his other half. Author and illustrator both go to town, creating a fabulously funny and inventive story of true sock love, with a surprise ending that will leave everyone smiling. Great fun, and the sock drawer will never be the same again! ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Odd Socks by Michelle Robinson

Suki and Sosh love their life. Each day they go to work together on their pair of feet, and each night they snuggle together in their sock drawer. But then disaster strikes: Sosh spots that Suki has a hole. Darn it! Sure enough, his warm, woolly wife starts to unravel, until one day Suki is nowhere to be found. The rest of the underwear warn him not to go it alone - no one likes an odd sock. But Sosh swears to find her.

Reviews

'An epic and very funny tale of odd socks' -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

This picture book tells a story of love lost and found... From the tactile textured socks on the cover to the romantic reunion in the toy chest, children will be tickled and adults will say aaah . -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times

This rhyming love story is inspired... A delight. Daily Mail

Everyone will enjoy this epic tale of true love and steadfastness... Author and illustrator both go to town, creating a fabulously funny and inventive story of true sock love, with a surprise ending that will leave everyone smiling. -- Andrea Reece Lovereading4Kids

This book provided a perfect opportunity to explore important ideas such as love and loss, kindness and meanness, happiness and sadness. TES

Told with excellent rhythm and tongue-in-cheek humour... Delightful. -- Marilyn Brocklehurst The Bookseller, Bookseller's Choice

About the Author

Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson grew up in Gloucestershire and loved making up stories and being silly. She put that to good use by getting a job as a copywriter. She wrote over 6000 radio adverts before moving on to television and the web and devised websites for big brands like Coca-Cola, Guinness and Cadburys. She soon got bored though, which is when she started writing funny stories for children and their parents to enjoy reading umpteen times. Her picture book There's a Lion in My Cornflakes won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards. Michelle lives in Frome with her husband, young son and daughter and a tragically empty tin of Quality Street.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Michelle Robinson
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Author's Website

michellerobinson.co.uk/

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th January 2016

ISBN

9781783443376

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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