Keep Your Socks on, Albert!

Keep Your Socks on, Albert!

by Albert Glaser, Sally G. Ward

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Albert the opossum is sad that one of his favorite socks is missing. To distract him, his sister Shirley tells her bereft sibling a scary story--``and just remember, it's only a story.'' The creative tale concerns a zwibi monster (`` Arggg. Snuffle. Arggg. '') who is hiding in Albert's closet. The terrified opossum asks his sister ``to help clean my closet--right away.'' The pair transfers some of Albert's junk to Shirley's immaculate closet, where Albert discovers his sister's stuffed monkey bandaged with the long-lost sock. After claiming it, he heads for the park with Shirley; now it is his turn to play raconteur and turn the tables on his ``sneaky opossum'' sister. The chapters here are only loosely connected, but Glaser depicts sibling antics and interaction with dead-on accuracy and wit. Dotted appealingly throughout the text, Ward's playful watercolor vignettes enliven this somewhat slow-paced easy reader. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- Five short sections in this easy-reader depict a day in the lives of two opossum siblings. Albert can't find his favorite sock and his feet are cold so Shirley tells a semiscary story about a closet monster to help him forget them. Eventually the sock turns up as a bandage on Shirley's stuffed monkey, Eli. Another adventure at the sandbox nearly buries Eli. When the monkey is found, he seems to have cold feet and so it is Albert's turn to tell a story. The older sister/younger brother disagreements and power struggles are realistically, if not very snappily, presented here. Ward's friendly watercolor, colored-pencil, and black-line illustrations of these humanlike creatures are sure to cause children to smile. --Susan Hepler, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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