Sock n Boots – Adventures by D. K. Smith
This book is adorable! Sock n Boots – Adventures written is a book with three short stories with a life lesson woven into each of the story lines. Each adventure starts with a question and then the story of two friends – a sock and a boot – show the answer for your child. At the end of the adventure the question is asked again which allows for conversation about sharing, being afraid of the dark, and playing in safe places. The illustrations are great and add to the conversation.
We recently went on a trip and I let my daughter know she could only bring her three favorite stories, Sock n Boots – Adventures was one of the books she chose to put in her back pack. I will caution parents that one of the adventures is about how Sock gets over his fear of the dark at bedtime. My daughter didn’t have a fear of the dark before reading the book, so that has been a downside that we now need to have the hall light on for her and she is now worried about monsters in her closet. The thing I like about the book is that the last part is a coloring section for your child to color different pages from the adventures. She has colored a few pages and then tells me what Sock or Boots was doing which really helps her to remember the stories. I think this is a great idea and wish other books did this for kids.
For more information on Sock n Books go to www.socknboots.com or find the series on Facebook at facebook.com/SockandBoots. You can purchase the Sock n Boots compilation with all three stories for $11.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book to facilitate my review.