Review of Sock Lobsters

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Review of Sock Lobsters

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Sock Lobsters" by Michelle Bulriss.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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SOCK LOBSTERS is a delightful children’s book written by Michelle Bulriss. The author has tried to explain different emotions to children.

The book tells us a story about two lobster-shaped socks Lola, and Sebastian. These socks are made from magical yarn and are gifted to Emily by her grandmother. The two socks have opposite characters. Lola is optimistic, whereas Sebastian is pessimistic. Though the two socks are different, they love and care for each other. The book describes an event that brings out different emotions in the socks.

What I liked most about this book is its capacity to help children understand both positive and negative emotions. Young children sometimes find it difficult to express how they feel. They are unsure if it is right to feel a certain way. This book explains that it is OK to feel sad, angry, and depressed. The bad helps to bring out the good in a person. The book also shows how time heals everyone, and eventually, we will see the brighter side of life.

There is nothing that I dislike about the book. The illustrations are bright and complement the story. The author tells the story through personified socks which is a good way of getting a child’s attention. Also, the book has many new words that will increase a child’s vocabulary. The book explains how people go through many emotions when in distress. It introduces emotions like loss, insecurity, and guilt to children. It ends on a positive note that will enable children to stay optimistic.

The book is well-written and professionally edited. I did not find any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes in it. Due to this, I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. The book is well suited for children of ages 5-8 years. You can also read it aloud to younger children.

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