…the joy of new socks is completely contagious…

Kids Lit


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Remember getting something new as a kid and feeling really, really excited?

Multiply that times a millon. Make that a million jillion zillion, beacause these New Socks really are great!


…The presentation might point to a preschool audience, but the pleasure of sporting sharp new duds isn't age-specific at all…
Kirkus Reviews

…With its naive approach, direct narrative, and wry illustrations, this book will appeal to fans of Mo Willems's pigeon. A fun choice for reading aloud or sharing one-to-one…
School Library Journal

…The socks feel so good, they even spark imaginative play. The fun lies not only in the bright colors and shapes but in the chicken's games, which show how small things can be big and strong…

…The high-energy bird narrator, the direct address to the reader, the silliness--New Socks is reminiscent of Mo Willems's pigeon books, but Shea's art features unique and bracingly bright geometric images…
Horn Book

Bob Shea's voice in the character of Leon is perfect for young readers. Leon is playful and sincere, and energy and enthusiasm radiates from every page. This is the kind of book that gets read over and over again, a zippy little book for waking up and getting the day started.


…the joy of new socks is completely contagious…
Kids Lit

…This is a perfect teaching tool for the young ones and lively with color and the straightforwardness of it all will draw them like bees to honey…
Sandbox World

…If you’re looking for something fun, but you want to purchase a picture book that’ll suck in style-centric parents, you couldn’t ask for a more ideal title than “New Socks”…
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