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  • Published: 7 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448199150
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Socks




A fantastically funny picture book that will have you wriggling and giggling your socks off!

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!

  • Pub date: 7 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448199150
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Authors

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has 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 stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Elizabeth Lindsay

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.


Praise for Socks

“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!”

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“Award-winning children's illustrator and author Nick Sharratt has teamed up with fellow author Elizabeth Lindsay to produce Socks (David Fickling Books, hardback, £10.99), 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

“Hurrah! Following on from his marvellous work with Pants, Nick Sharatt has now turned his superlative illustrative skills to the similarly sniggersome subject of socks - and the result is a predicatably satisfying treat for adults and children alike. Elizabeth Lindsay is in charge of the words this time, and has clearly had just has as much fun exploring the linguistic possibilities of her subject as Sharratt has enjoyed with the potential for visual humour. From sockodiles and socktopuses to sockerels and the Sock Ness Monster, you’ll be amazed at just how versatile such a simple garment can be”

Teach Nursery

“Nick Sharratt moves from pants to footwear in another fun book featuring everything from cats to moustaches all made of socks. This is a verbal, tongue-twisting delight that will challenge adult readers and young listeners. 'Sockywockydoodah! Popsock-a-lula-bop! That socksophone just makes you feel like jiving till you drop!' Sock 'n' roll like we never heard it before.”

Nursery World

“Sheer exuberant enjoyment of language and creativity abound. Children are sure to want to try their hand at their own versions both verbal and pictorial. This is a book that makes one want to collect up every child under seven in the vicinity, sit them down and ‘sock it to them.’”

Books for Keeps

“Daft, dippy, very silly and highly funny”

The Observer

“A hilarious follow-up to the much-loved Pants and More Pants, this fantastically funny picture book will have toddlers wriggling and giggling their socks off! Stripy sharks and woolly crocs, purple dogs with polka dots! what can YOU see made from SOCKS? A socktastic celebration of our favourite footwear!”

Primary Times Ireland

“Pull your socks up before embarking on this exuberant book because you will need to be in the right exclamatory mood to perform it. It launches itself with the wake-up call: SOCKYWOCKYDODAH – and then the manic wordplay starts. A cockerel becomes a sockerel, a hipposockamus is in the offing and Goldysocks has bright yellow socks in lieu of braids. It is a shameless romp that even suggests that a socksophone might be easy to play. It has contagious gaiety, pace and energy and is tremendous fun to read aloud. Sock it to 'em. (2+)”

Guardian website

“A hilarious follow-up to the much-loved Pants and More Pants, this fantastically funny picture book will have toddlers wriggling and giggling their socks off! Stripy sharks and woolly crocs, purple dogs with polka dots! what can YOU see made from SOCKS? A socktastic celebration of our favourite footwear!”

Primary Times Ireland

“this laugh-out-loud illustrated hardback will spark the imagination of toddlers and parents alike!”

Ladies First

“Bumps along at a great moving pace, and kids will not even have a second to be distracted!”

Little Fiction Fascination


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