Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Eve Bunting

Narrated By: Michelle O. Medlin

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2014

Duration: 0 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

I have lost my new blue socks. Did I put them in my box?" Simple rhymes--including "socks, box, fox, " and "ox"!--spin the tale of a small duck who waddles through the countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks. "I'm trying not to be depressed. / Without my socks I feel undressed." Finally, a sharp-eyed peacock sees a bit of blue peeking out of duck'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.

"Good fun."

--Booklist

"What makes this version particularly enjoyable are offbeat touches that mirror a preschooler's precipitously escalated emotions. . . . Bunting and Ruzzier work together well, capturing preschool fears and uncertain sentiments but, in the end, making it all O.K."

--The New York Times Online

"With its simple vocabulary and Seussian rhymes, this would be a fine choice for an emerging reader to read aloud."

--The Wall Street Journal

"The sonorous, Seussian cadence of Bunting's rhyming text lends itself to reading aloud, but older beginning readers up to a few challenging vocabulary words might also successfully tackle this on their own, especially once they've heard it read a few times."

--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Review Citations:

Publishers Weekly 01/21/2013 pg. 68 (EAN 9780547752679, Hardcover) - *Starred Review

Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2013 pg. 71 (EAN 9780547752679, Hardcover) - *Starred Review

Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2013 pg. 82 (EAN 9780547752679, Hardcover) - *Starred Review

School Library Journal 03/01/2013 pg. 108 (EAN 9780547752679, Hardcover) - *Starred Review

Booklist 03/01/2013 pg. 70 (EAN 9780547752679, Hardcover)

Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2013 pg. 455 (EAN 9780547752679, Hardcover)

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