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Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?

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and#8220;I have lost my new blue socks. Did I put them in my box?and#8221; Simple rhymesand#8212;including socks, box, fox, and ox!and#8212;spin the tale of a small duck who waddles through the countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks. and#8220;Iand#8217;m trying not to be depressed. / Without my socks I feel undressed.and#8221; Finally, a sharp-eyed peacock sees a bit of blue peeking out of duckand#8217;s lace-up shoes and the mini-mystery is solved! Soft-hued, adorable pen-and-ink and watercolor paintings adorn this winsome story that shares the familiar experience of not really losing something after all.

Review:

"There's something particularly upsetting about losing a brand-new possession, so it's no wonder that Duck is feeling a little lost himself: 'I'm trying not to be depressed./ Without my socks I feel undressed.' His friends — whose names also rhyme with 'socks' — are sympathetic and offer tips ('I may have seen your new blue socks — / I saw some socks down on the rocks,' says Mr. Ox). As in their 2011 collaboration, Tweak Tweak, Bunting and Ruzzier create a lightly surreal and emotionally benevolent landscape, this time introducing a hero who's considerably more independent than the baby elephant from the earlier book. The book's gentle takeaway — reinforced by Ruzzier's signature offbeat aesthetic (Duck is colored soft green; Mr. Ox sits alone in a field, painting a landscape) and Bunting's solid, conversational rhymes — is twofold. When you lose something, action is better than tantrum. And when someone you know loses something, respond with genuine helpfulness — and don't make fun of them when it turns out that they were (ahem) wearing their beloved blue socks the entire time. Ages 4 — 8. Illustrator's agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Duck can't find his new blue socks. He looks everywhere—except on his own feet!

Synopsis:

New blue socks are great—but not if they're lost! Duck looks everywhere and asks everyone, but no one knows where to find the socks. A sharp-eyed peacock figures out exactly where an absent-minded duck's socks might be. Sharp-eyed readers might spot them too! A mini-mystery for the very young, this simple story in sprightly verse is a fresh look at the familiar childhood experience of lost and found.

About the Author

EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, and numerous novels. She lives in Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547752679
Author:
Bunting, Eve
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Ruzzier, Sergio
Author:
Bun
Author:
ting, Eve
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Waterfowl
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "There's something particularly upsetting about losing a brand-new possession, so it's no wonder that Duck is feeling a little lost himself: 'I'm trying not to be depressed./ Without my socks I feel undressed.' His friends — whose names also rhyme with 'socks' — are sympathetic and offer tips ('I may have seen your new blue socks — / I saw some socks down on the rocks,' says Mr. Ox). As in their 2011 collaboration, Tweak Tweak, Bunting and Ruzzier create a lightly surreal and emotionally benevolent landscape, this time introducing a hero who's considerably more independent than the baby elephant from the earlier book. The book's gentle takeaway — reinforced by Ruzzier's signature offbeat aesthetic (Duck is colored soft green; Mr. Ox sits alone in a field, painting a landscape) and Bunting's solid, conversational rhymes — is twofold. When you lose something, action is better than tantrum. And when someone you know loses something, respond with genuine helpfulness — and don't make fun of them when it turns out that they were (ahem) wearing their beloved blue socks the entire time. Ages 4 — 8. Illustrator's agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Duck can't find his new blue socks. He looks everywhere—except on his own feet!
"Synopsis" by ,
New blue socks are great—but not if they're lost! Duck looks everywhere and asks everyone, but no one knows where to find the socks. A sharp-eyed peacock figures out exactly where an absent-minded duck's socks might be. Sharp-eyed readers might spot them too! A mini-mystery for the very young, this simple story in sprightly verse is a fresh look at the familiar childhood experience of lost and found.
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