Smelly Socks

by Robert Munsch

Paperback, 2005

Status

Available

Call number

813.54

Publication

Cartwheel (2005), Edition: FIRST THUS, 32 pages

Description

When Tina gets a new pair of socks and refuses to take them off, her friends step in to fix the situation.

User reviews

LibraryThing member chron002
A little girl searches and searches for a pair of socks she likes. Once she finds some she never wants to take them off. This would be a funny book to read to the class. Kids 2nd-3rd grade might enjoy this book. I thought it was cute!
LibraryThing member conuly
Gosh, I love his books. Inexpensive, short, and they make no pretense of "moralizing" or "educating" at all - no Aesops, no phonics, none of that, just good old-fashioned storytelling.

Tina needs new socks. (Note - given that this book is dedicated to a Tina who lives on Hay River Dene Reserve, I'm
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going to assume that, like that Tina, the Tina in this book is probably First Nations as well, and in this world of picture books it's always nice to see some diversity.) And not boring black socks - AWESOME SOCKS.

So she asks her mother to take her to the shop store, but the bridge is a long way away and, uh, no. So she asks her grandfather and rows there. (With maybe a little help.) And hey - awesome rainbow socks! She's never gonna take them off! (Do you know a kid like that? One favorite shirt and god help you if you suggest that maybe it might survive a trip through the washer? Yeah, this is something like that.)

Her mother is very understanding, even when birds are literally falling out of the sky around her (Martchenko's illustrations, as always, are top notch and this book is worth getting for those alone), but her friends are less so and go scrub her socks in the river. (Even down the river, people, we're told, asked "Why does it smell like dirty socks?") And she learns a valuable lesson - "If I wait long enough, other people will wash my clothes for me." (The closing illustrations indicates she unlearned this lesson the hard way. Sure hope she can swim!)

It's super funny, very exaggerated and over the top, great to read. You're bound to have a lot of fun with it :)
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LibraryThing member ChuckJackson
A great book for children coming of age and how hygiene affects them. A great book to laugh and learning about how to care for yourself and keep your self and clothes clean.
LibraryThing member barbaravick
A great book for children coming of age and how hygiene affects them. A great book to laugh and learning about how to care for yourself and keep your self and clothes clean.
LibraryThing member sdeshotel
This book is about a girl who finds a pair of socks that she loves so much, she doesn't want to take them off. Her friends and classmates get fed up with the smell, dump her in a pond, and scrub her socks clean. I would read this to kids 1-6 grades. I feel that it teaches a little about the
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importance of hygiene. The illustrations were nice to look at and did a great job of going along with the story.
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LibraryThing member Karen_Curtis_Wood
A story of a girl and the love for one pair of socks. A great book for kids about keeping clean.
LibraryThing member chretaylor
This is a story about a girl who loves her socks so much that she does not want to take them off. Younger readers would like this story because it is silly. When her friends notice the smelly socks they make a plan to get her out of her smelly socks.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

7.75 inches

ISBN

043964948X / 9780439649483
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