Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: March 2014
Duration: 0 hours 3 minutes
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.
"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
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)