Review by sanjus -- Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!

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Review by sanjus -- Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!

Post by sanjus » 24 Sep 2018, 09:53

[Following is a volunteer review of "Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!" by Len Foley.]
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One cannot always choose a book only by just reading its title, and this became true for me when initially, I was avoiding this good book only due to its title. This book is written for kids aged between three and eight years. Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley is a nicely crafted book that is not only dedicated to educating the children to maintain their hygiene but also to amuse them. The plot in this book revolves around Sigfried, a kid who is trying desperately to find out why his book smells unpleasant so much.

Every page of this book is having quite humorous, eye-catching cartoons, and along with that a couple of sentences that give the good message to children with a lot of amusement. Not only the socks but also Len Foley gives the list of other things, which smell bad and looks disgusting, especially when some food spilled accidentally on the book and not cleaned, and a long time has passed after that. The book illustrates the different smells of the socks and tells that the smell of the socks is varying from person to person. Though this book contains very few sentences, the author leaves it to the reader to imagine how the reader would feel by being in that situation.

I like the good drawings of the cartoons with the good choice of the color palette, which grabs the attention of kids, and in the meanwhile make them read the hilarious lines near the pictures to make them laugh as well as learn. Children learn about the things quickly when they enjoy it and it this case in this book where the enjoyment is given by good pictures and funny writing style.

There is nothing for me to dislike in this book, but the only thing is that it was too short to read and I finished reading the complete book in less than half an hour. I think the author could have added few more examples taking into consideration about the lifestyles in different cultures and societies, and that could have made this book much better and also likable by kids from many other cultural background and societies. This book should be appealing to all the kids and adults, and I don’t feel it will not appeal to anybody. The flow of the book was good, and there were no grammatical errors.

Looking at the overall experience of reading the book and the valuable message it can give to the audience about good keeping good hygiene, I rate this book all the 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book to everyone from kids to caregivers and even for those audiences who hate the disgusting smell of the socks because it may change their perception about the smelly socks as in case of mine. I think there is nobody to whom I will not recommend this book.

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Post by Onyinye Excel » 01 Oct 2018, 10:19

I don't really like smells but your perspective about this book is refreshing. Awesome review.

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Post by C-Extra22 » 03 Oct 2018, 05:43

I like that the book teaches the importance of hygiene. Insightful review.

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Post by Harzelryan » 09 Oct 2018, 00:00

I have read and no doubt it is an interesting one. The book fails to focus on the smelly socks as it starts with a smelly book. Nice review.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 12 Oct 2018, 15:21

I have also reviewed Sigfried's smelly socks and my review has been published. although we have the same plotline there is a little bit of difference because you have given the reason to select this book and thereby you have justified it. thanks for your good review. I liked it.

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Post by teacherjh » 15 Oct 2018, 11:12

My daughters are older, but they could use the message of this book. :lol2: :lol2:

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Post by Sushan » 06 Nov 2018, 20:45

This book reminded me of an episode of the famous tv series, Round the Twist. Thanks for the comprehensive review 👍👍
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Post by Julie Green » 24 Nov 2018, 03:17

I love the sound of this clearly offers a vivid description of smelly sock syndrome, with colour, humour etc. All it needs now is for books to smell (or perhaps not in this case)?!

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Post by Espie » 03 Dec 2018, 23:09

Despite the connotations and allusions derivable from this piece's cover, title, and theme, it's lessons and insights are noteworthy. Thank you for your succinct review.
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Post by Miss_BeckyG » 23 Dec 2018, 23:56

I really enjoyed your review Sanjus. Any parent hoping to find out about the book would be better informed. Great job on this delightful book by Len Foley. I did enjoy reading the book too.
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