Monday, August 5, 2019

Two Socks, One Giveaway

Congratulations to Gwen Porter who won "A Boy Like You" and to Linda Townsend who won "A Fist for Joe Louis and Me."

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If you didn't win last week, here's another chance at winning an adorable picture book, also courtesy of Sleeping Bear Press. 

Little Sock


This debut picture book by Kia Heise and Chrispher D. Park, is one that children (and their parents or caregivers) will enjoy reading. 

Little Sock is bored. Every day it's the same old thing. He gets worn, gets dirty, and gets washed. "All the other Socks seem happy, but Little Sock dreams of something different." He's heard of a place called Sock City where every day is a new adventure and he is determined to find it--even though it means going through a scary, dark tunnel in the back of the dryer. 

On the other end of the tunnel Little Sock finds Sock City and lots of different Socks,





and determines to go back again. 

Only next time, he'll bring a friend. 


One Red Sock


This is the second book I've reviewed by author-illustrator Jennifer Sattler. Like BULLY, ONE RED SOCK also is light on text but full of bold, larger-than-life illustrations which will amuse young readers.

How many purple hippos do you know who live in a room full of colorful dots? And how many can't seem to find a red sock to match the one she already has on? Young readers will enjoy meeting this unique hippo, identifying colors, and learning the rhymes.

In the end, after trying out a rainbow of colored socks, Ms. Hippo decides to wear one that has polka dots to match her room.





Jennifer was featured last week on Kathy Temean's blog. Check out the link to see more of Jennifer's illustrations and her entire process!

GIVEAWAY

Since my youngest grandson is turning one this week, LITTLE SOCK is on its way to his house. I think his older sister will enjoy reading it to him. 


Four-year-old Eleanor, "reading" Five Little Ladybugs
to her brother, Luke. According to my daughter,
Luke listens the best when she reads to him.
ONE RED SOCK is up for grabs though! Leave me a comment by August 8 and I'll enter your name in the giveaway. Just make sure you leave me your email address if I don't have it.




21 comments:

Susan said...

Looks like a really cute book - Thanks for tagging me!

Carol Baldwin said...

You're welcome, Susan. It is adorable!

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Both of these sound like fun books for little ones! Thanks for sharing.

Carol Gwin Nelson said...

These sound like a lot of fun! I was giggling just reading the description. What a great idea since we all know that socks are often eaten by the dryer! Red Sock sounds like one that my granddaughter who always has trouble finding matching socks would enjoy.

Diane B said...

Carol, you have the neatest blog posts & fun giveaways! :) Thanks for the chance to enter.

Lisa Fowler said...

Both look like great reads. Thanks for making them available, Carol.

Danielle H. said...

My niece would love these books. Thanks for the heads up on new books to check out. I always give books as gifts.

Carol Baldwin said...

ThANKS DIANE, Carol, and Lisa for stopping by. You're all in!

Cathy Ogren said...

Great post about two fun books. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Baldwin said...

And thanks for commenting, Cathy. You're in!

Rosi said...

I haven't seen Little Sock, but I loved One Red Sock. No need to enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the post.

Young Authors Program said...

Both of these books look like good reads. I love clever PBs!

Rosie Russell said...

Cute idea for picture books. The illustrations are adorable!
Thanks for sharing these today Carol.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Rosie and Dorothy. You're both in!

Grannyjo said...

Sounds like such a cute book!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Jo Lynn. You're in!

Sandra Warren said...

What adorable books they are, both the illustrations and the stories. My gosh, they both make you think, why didn't I think of that? Both concepts are fantastic.

Carol Baldwin said...

Agreed, Sandra!

Cat Michaels said...

Congrats on your grand's milestone birthday AND his big sister's love of reading to him, Carol! Cute, cute tales and illustrations. What is it about losing socks and kids that never fails to bring a smile.

Cat Michaels said...

Adorbs illustrations and books. What is it about kids and socks, especially lost ones, that always brings a smile -:D

(Hope this comment comes through, Carol. Having trouble posting it)

Carol Baldwin said...

I received BOTH messages, Cat. I'll enter your name!

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