4 out of 4 stars
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Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley is a children's picture book with just twenty-six pages. This hilarious book is filled with bright colors that are sure to grab the attention of any child. It follows the story of Sigfried and his long list of smelly things, which includes a rotten banana, pee, a dirty diaper and so on.
I must say that Len Foley is truly a gifted writer. Most writers of children's books’ usually get an illustrator to do the drawings, but Len has been able to do both remarkably well. The pictures are vivid and quite funny. It is hard to see that he had previously published seven badly-written books that nobody wanted to read.
The part I found most hilarious is from page 7 “And this terrible smell in this spot is from something I can’t even see” with an arrow pointing to a circle with nothing in it, ha! The dirty diaper part also got me too, haha!
The book was well edited as I did not encounter any error. However, I would like to point out something. On page 12, when the different color of socks was talked about, the words of the socks were in their right colors except for the blue socks that were in a purple color. Since this book is for children and an attempt to educate them, I believe that that part should be changed for children to learn about colors.
Bearing all that I have said in mind, I am proud to rate Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! 4 out of 4 stars. It certainly deserves it, and I am glad that Len Foley found his calling, ha! I recommend this book for children between the ages of three and seven. If you are an adult, a child at heart and a lover of children's books, please jump right in! If you are easily put off by gross things, this is not the book for you.
Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!
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