"A great addition to the literature on ducks. . . or socks!" —Kirkus, starred review
"Bunting and Ruzzier create a lightly surreal and emotionally benevloent landscape. . . . The book's gentle takeaway [is] reinforced by Ruzzier's signature offbeat aesthetic . . . and Bunting's solid, conversational rhymes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Such angst over a pair of socks has never been conveyed so well. . . . A perfect book for the newest reader, especially one with a grand sense of humor." —Horn Book, starred review
"This is a whimsical delight for children whose parents clamor for phonics-based books." —School Library Journal, starred review
"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
Présentation de l'éditeur
“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.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A wonderful book for a three year old.10 avril 2013
Par Barbara Algaze - Publié sur Amazon.com
Charming story, great pictures. And the six year old can read it to him. They love the surprise at the end, every time.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5GREAT GREAT GREAT for a 2 year old29 novembre 2013
Par Amy Smith - Publié sur Amazon.com
I borrowed this book from the library. My 22 month old is completely obsessed with this book. It is perfect for her age. I have read it about 4 times per day for the past 30 days. I feel I need to buy the library a new copy now because I'm embarrassed about the condition now. It is a simple story for a kid with limited vocabulary. Really not for an older kid. My 5 and a half year old found it fun a few times but is definitely not nearly as interested as my almost 2 year old.
2.0 étoiles sur 5Meh17 mai 2014
Par Heidi J Steere - Publié sur Amazon.com
I remember reading "Are You My Mother?" as a child. This book is almost the same thing, but with socks instead. The duckling can't find his socks, and goes through the story searching for them. In the end he realizes he had them on the whole time. The pictures are cute, but overall it was kind of boring. No moral to this story, nothing to really discuss after reading it. My 3 year old niece was underwhelmed.
5.0 étoiles sur 5Such a fun book12 mai 2014
Par retired teacher - Publié sur Amazon.com
Searching for his new blue socks when they were right on his feet all the time. Young kids are going to love hearing this book over and over again
5.0 étoiles sur 5Rhyming story intriguing to toddlers23 mars 2014
Par D.P. Paik - Publié sur Amazon.com
I read and reread this book to 31/2 yr old grandson. He loves listening and he is happy to point to the tiny glimpse of the new blue sock as the littlest peacock discovers it. Yes I would recommend this for children 3-6 and their adults. It s a charming story with a plot line to which we adults can relate.