Socks by Nick Sharratt, Elizabeth Lindsay


Socks by Nick Sharratt, Elizabeth Lindsay

Laugh your socks off! Stripy sharks and woolly crocs, Purple dogs with polka dots! What can you see made from socks? Kids (and grown ups!) will love this socktastic celebration of the nation's favourite footwear. Look out for sockerels, sockodiles and Goldisocks, and prepare to see your socks in a whole new light!


Rich in fun language, this book is the perfect prompt for you and your child to make up your own silly stories with a sock on each little (and grown-up) hand. Junior We've been reading 2 books recently that combine silliness and laughter into easy to read picture books; Socks by Nick Sharratt and co-author Elizabeth Lindsay and Dance Together Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Lee Wildish. Two books that definitely make us giggle! Sockywockydoodah! If you thought socks were just for keeping your toes warm then you have to read Socks. Who knew you could do so much with your socks?! There are sock animals, sock people and even sock instruments. What we loved about this book was the illustrations; everything is in back and white except for the socks! There are multi-coloured socks, patterned socks and stripy socks. We loved reading about Goldisocks and the three cross bears and the search for the Sock Ness Monster. There are lots of silly sock-related words but that just added to the fun of the book which is what reading is all about in our eyes; having fun! Award-winning children's illustrator and author Nick Sharratt has teamed up with fellow author Elizabeth Lindsay to produce Socks (David Fickling Books, hardback, GBP10.99), a brilliantly clever picture book which celebrates the nation's favourite footwear. We're talking big and bold here... big pictures, big writing and big, barmy adventures! There's a smiling sockodile, a dozing hipposockamus, an eight-legged socktopus and even a Sock Ness Monster enjoying a summer holiday. Pages of silly big words containing socks such as Socywockydoodah, Sockywockychoochoo train will enchant little ones who can work their way through a series of sock animals, storytime characters, objects, transport and even greedy-guts Goldisocks. The rhyming story is full of sockywocky fun, socks of every design and colour and will keep kids (and grown-ups) in stocking stitches for hours on end! Blackpool Gazette The jokes are thick and fast in this noisy, colourful celebration of the sock. Excellent for reading aloud, with big and bold illustrations to match. The Guardian This is the perfect way to inspire young children to be creative by taking the simplest of everyday objects and transforming it into something new. Daily Mail

About the Author

Nick Sharratt (Author, Illustrator) Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Edinburgh.Elizabeth Lindsay (Author) Elizabeth Lindsay has worked as an actress, puppeteer and scriptwriter and is now a full time children's fiction author. She has written several series, amongst them, Magic Pony and Silverlake Fairy School. She lives in Gloucestershire on the side of a steep hill with a fabulous view.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

1st April 2016



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