Socks for Mr Wolf by Tatyana Feeney

Socks for Mr Wolf

Written by Tatyana Feeney

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Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning book by Tatyana Feeney is an absolute delight to read.

Mr Wolf just loves his socks. He feels particularly good when wearing them and so is rather concerned when he suddenly notices a small hole appear in one. He tries to ignore it but gradually it gets bigger and bigger. He attempts to fix the hole using plasters, glue and sticky tape but nothing seems to work and so he decides to search for the answer in a book. He soon discovers how he can make his very own socks, socks of different lengths and colours. Whilst his nose is buried in a book he stumbles across the end of a length of wool which is exactly what he needs to make his socks! He then embarks on a trip around Ireland following the string of wool in pursuit of its source. As his adventure continues he begins to imagine all the things he can knit, until finally Mr Wolf discovers where the wool has come from. Before long he has knitted himself a brand new pair of socks and delights in the fact that he'll never be caught out by hole again!

I absolutely loved the dapper, friendly Mr Wolf and his colourful, cosy socks. Perfect to share with young book (and sock!) lovers. ~ Shelley Fallows - You can also find Shelley here.


Socks for Mr Wolf by Tatyana Feeney

Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance. But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks. Until one day, a hole appears in one ... WHAT can he do? Follow the rather dapper Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!


Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning book by Tatyana Feeney is an absolute delight to read ... I absolutely loved the dapper, friendly Mr Wolf and his colourful, cosy socks. Perfect to share with young book (and sock!) lovers * Lovereading4kids * The story is about socks and a wolf. The wolf likes wearing socks. He dances and dances, and he gets a hole in his sock. It gets bigger and bigger. He tries to fix it himself but he can't. He goes to the library because he wants to learn how to fix it himself. He finds a bit of wool and follows it around on an adventure. I liked the part where he went to the library and learned to fix it himself. I like the sheep too because he makes the wool. I give it 10/10 -- Liam (6) Senior Infants, Ballyvongane National School, Cork * * this lovely book is sure to delight any younger child ... He is a true eccentric ... an adorable, carefree character who follows his heart and ends up super happy. Feeney's fresh, illustrative style makes this an uplifting book to both view and read * Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide 2017 * conjuring a colourful, cosy, sock-wearing wolf, whose unravelling footwear bring him on an adventure around Ireland ... Feeney's blend of block printing and line drawing creates a lovely layered texture to the illustrations, while the simple journey-structure also offers an environmental tale of origins * Irish Times * a warm, witty celebration of, well, lots of things: the joy of fixing and making something

even of Ireland itself ... Tatyana Feeney's use of printmaking techniques adds interesting textures and despite the simple story there's a real variety of scene, image and composition. Mr Wolf is a hugely appealing character, slightly gawky but with a real confidence in himself and what he needs to do. A charming picture book for the very young * Books for Keeps * a lovely story, with gorgeously stylish illustrations * Parents in Touch * the minimalist illustrations and the delightful little creatures who are observers greatly add up to the fun * Irish Examiner * delightfully eccentric * Sunday Independent * We loved the slow pace and the fun illustrations. My two-year-old pointed and interacted and the story kept the five-year-old engaged too. Shortlisted for Children's Book of the Year ... a very sweet read * Shinners and the Brood *

About the Author

Tatyana Feeney grew up in North Carolina, where she spent much of her childhood reading and drawing. This developed into a love of art and particularly illustrations in children's books, so she gave up her abition to be a fire girl and studied Art History and Illustration. Tatyana now lives in Trim with her husband and two children. She has illustrated several Panda books with The O'Brien Press and is also the author and illustrator of Small Bunny's Blue Blanket, Little Owl's Orange Scarf, Little Frog's Tadpole Trouble and Small Elephant's Bathtime.

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32 pages


Tatyana Feeney
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O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

25th September 2017




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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien


The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

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