Lizette's Green Sock

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One day Lizette finds a pretty green sock. She’s delighted, until some neighborhood bullies begin to tease her. Socks come in pairs, they say. What good is one sock by itself? Lizette searches and searches, but she cannot find the sock’s missing mate. Fortunately, her friend Bert helps her see the situation in a new way. And together they come upon the perfect solution in this ingenious story about how socks, like friends, are always best in pairs.

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Overview

One day Lizette finds a pretty green sock. She’s delighted, until some neighborhood bullies begin to tease her. Socks come in pairs, they say. What good is one sock by itself? Lizette searches and searches, but she cannot find the sock’s missing mate. Fortunately, her friend Bert helps her see the situation in a new way. And together they come upon the perfect solution in this ingenious story about how socks, like friends, are always best in pairs.

Lizette tries to figure out what to do with the one green sock that she finds while out walking one day.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Utterly simple and springtime fresh...charming...hilarious...
indominitable character and her spot-on experience of...childhood drama." BOOKLIST, starred Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Charmingly offbeat...simple text and childlike pictures speak directly to the pleasure kids derive from found objects." BOOKLIST Horn Book

"Cunning, quick-sketch watercolor illustrations carry the story, focusing on the simply drawn characters." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

"Gentle....perky pastel-colored watercolors...a sweetly satisfying tale of resourcefulness, friendship, and the pleasures of a good sock." BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Charming watercolors...a pleasantly retro feel...strikes just the right note." Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly

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Lizette, a blithesome bird in a blue kerchief and polka dot dress, finds a green sock one day. "I'm lucky," she says, putting it on. "You don't find a beautiful sock like this every day!" A couple of cats scoff at Lizette's one-sock look, but her mouse friend Bert bolsters her confidence with his own out-of-the-box act of wearing the sock as a cap. Winsome watercolors add ambiance to this gentle tale about a plucky pair's individuality, even in the face of bullying. (ages 4 to 6)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005
Publishers Weekly
Charming watercolors highlight this sweet if overlong picture book, first published in France. Dutch author/illustrator Valckx outlines her characters with quick strokes of brown, then fills them in with splashes of bright color, giving the book a pleasantly retro feel. Most appealing is Lizette, an orange-beaked, white-feathered bird sporting a blue kerchief, who finds a single sock and promptly puts it on her foot. Tim and Tom, two dastardly-looking cats, spoil her discovery by making fun of her new footwear: "One sock! What a dummy! Where's the other one? Socks come in pairs." Lizette searches for the missing partner to no avail, and returns home, dejected, until her friend Bert (a fellow iconoclast) suggests wearing the sock as a cap. The story probably could have ended there, but Tim and Tom return with the second sock and a chase ensues, with the sock ending up in a delightfully unusual place. With its meandering plot, the book doesn't offer much takeaway for young readers (although children who can't be parted from a special article of clothing will identify with Lizette's devotion to her sock). But Lizette and Bert make a great team, and their determined individuality in the face of the bullying cats strikes just the right note. Ages 4-7. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-What is the use of one green sock? That is the central question asked (and very satisfactorily answered) here. When an intrepid young bird finds and sports her verdant treasure, she is teased by the nefarious feline brothers, Tom and Tim. Their limited imaginations can only conceive of socks in pairs. Lizette's rodent pal, Bert, envisions another use for the footwear, proudly modeling the cap concept. More teasing, a caring mother, and a fishy friend add interest to this celebration of the ordinary-and of friendship. Valckx's droll caricatures, executed in watercolor, are brimming with personality. Adept at understatement, the illustrator uses spare backgrounds and strong outlines to convey a mood in a minimum of strokes: dejected shoulders, a wilted flower, a coquettish kerchief on Mama speak volumes. Pair this with Kristine O'Connell George's One Mitten (Clarion, 2004) or other favorite tales of creativity.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618452989
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Catharina Valckx attended art school in Holland and began writing picture books after the birth of her son. She lives in Amsterdam.

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