Simon and the Sock Monster

Simon and the Sock Monster

by Kathryn Otoshi
     
 

Where all those missing socks go is one of those imponderable questions. Is there a Sock Monster who eats them? That's what a little boy named Simon thinks. After Simon loses his lucky sock, his older sister, Janey, tells him a story of a legendary creature that lives in their basement and eats missing socks for dinner. Panicked and certain he'll lose his

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Where all those missing socks go is one of those imponderable questions. Is there a Sock Monster who eats them? That's what a little boy named Simon thinks. After Simon loses his lucky sock, his older sister, Janey, tells him a story of a legendary creature that lives in their basement and eats missing socks for dinner. Panicked and certain he'll lose his championship soccer game without his lucky sock, Simon seeks the help of his friend Timmy to rescue it. The amusing outcome surprises everyone, including Simon, who learns a lesson he'll never forget.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Simon looks all over his house for his lucky soccer sock. His older sister's casual statement that the "Sock Monster must have struck again" sends the boy and his friend Timmy down to the dark basement on a hunting expedition. After a humorous encounter with Simon's mother changing the lightbulb in the dark, the story falls apart. Simon trips over his dog, Buster, who unbelievably appears to have the entire sock in his mouth. The action cuts immediately to a soccer field, where Simon's shoe flies off of his foot as he is running, and Buster retrieves it. Within the span of a few pages, the team wins the game and Simon puts on his shredded lucky sock and gives his foot a kiss. The colorful and action-packed cartoons, with amusing close-up shots of Simon puzzling through his next move, are stronger than the text. This tale starts as a clever tribute to a young imagination, but falls flat at the conclusion.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972394611
Publisher:
KO Kids Books
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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