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By Elizabeth Lindsay, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt


32 Pages, 9.5 x 11.5

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $12.99 (US $12.99)

Publication Date: February 2018

ISBN 9780552572217

Rights: US

Transworld Publishers (Feb 2018)

Price: $12.99


A fantastically funny picture book that will have you giggling your socks off

Laugh your socks off! What can YOU see made from SOCKS? Kids (and grown ups!) will love this socktastic celebration of everyone's favorite footwear, with bouncy rhythmic text that's perfect for reading aloud. Look out for sockerels, sockodiles and Goldisocks, and prepare to see your socks in a whole new light.


"Rich in fun language, this book is the perfect prompt for you and your child to make up your own silly stories with a sock on each little (and grown-up) hand." —Junior

"If you thought socks were just for keeping your toes warm then you have to read Socks. Who knew you could do so much with your socks?! There are sock animals, sock people and even sock instruments. What we loved about this book was the illustrations; everything is in back and white except for the socks! There are multi-coloured socks, patterned socks and stripy socks. We loved reading about Goldisocks and the three cross bears and the search for the Sock Ness Monster. There are lots of silly sock-related words but that just added to the fun of the book which is what reading is all about in our eyes; having fun! " —

"Award-winning children's illustrator and author Nick Sharratt has teamed up with fellow author Elizabeth Lindsay to produce Socks (David Fickling Books, hardback, £10.99), a brilliantly clever picture book which celebrates the nation's favourite footwear. We're talking big and bold here . . . big pictures, big writing and big, barmy adventures! . . . . Pages of silly big words containing socks such as Socywockydoodah, Sockywockychoochoo train will enchant little ones who can work their way through a series of sock animals, storytime characters, objects, transport and even greedy-guts Goldisocks. The rhyming story is full of sockywocky fun, socks of every design and colour and will keep kids (and grown-ups) in stocking stitches for hours on end! " —Blackpool Gazette

"The jokes are thick and fast in this noisy, colourful celebration of the sock. Excellent for reading aloud, with big and bold illustrations to match." —Guardian

"This is the perfect way to inspire young children to be creative by taking the simplest of everyday objects and transforming it into something new." —Daily Mail

Author Biography

Elizabeth Lindsay is the author of the Magic Pony series, which includes A Dream Come True. Nick Sharratt is the author of A Cheese and Tomato Spider and What's in the Witch's Kitchen?