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Children's LiteratureLovely! Charming, inviting, enticing, heartwarming and simply wonderful, this picture book takes a peek into the day of four unique families that look different, live in different places, do different things, but share one very unmistakable thing, love! Children will learn that just as the aforementioned differences exist, there are differences in the definitions of a "pocket." As the title states, "a sock is a pocket for your toes" but also "a lake is a pocket for a duck." Pockets for inanimate objects include "a phone is a pocket for a ring" and "a pocket for a giggle is a joke"! A two-page spread near the end of the book wraps up the busy day of the four families by providing a beautiful panoramic view of their physical world. The story concludes with the youngsters snuggled in their beds. Young readers could compose hundreds of stories of their own just by looking at the glorious illustrations. This is the author's first picture book; she is also a poet and a teacher. Highly recommended. 2004, HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 3 to 7.
—Cindy L. Carolan