Official Review: Socks by Corey Anne Abreau

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Official Review: Socks by Corey Anne Abreau

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[Following is an official review of "Socks" by Corey Anne Abreau.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Socks by Corey Anne Abreau is a children's book written for young children. It's easy to tell what it's about by the title, and it does feature socks of every color! This is the author's second book, and it celebrates the wonder of childhood in simple ways. The book begins with the main character asking, "Am I done growing?" As the book progresses, readers see the joy that can be found in something as mundane as a sock!

The cover of this book goes great with the title, and the lovely pastel colors suit it perfectly. It has a happy vibe that young children will be drawn to from the moment that they see it. The image of a toddler playing in a pile of colorfully tinted socks looks like so much fun!

The illustrations in the book do not disappoint. They illustrate to story with beautiful colors and simple designs that match with the text on each page. Each activity is a new work of art that tells, and shows, the many ways that a sock can be played with. I also liked that the font color for words such as red, black, and blue, corresponded with the appropriate color to help kids learn colors.

I loved the way that family is highlighted and celebrated in this book. Mommy and Daddy's mentions in a youngster's play deliver an overall sense of well-being that is important in children's literature. That feeling is what I loved most about this book.

The character development is excellent in this book, even though it is a brief story. That brevity is necessary for young readers with short attention spans, so this book ticks off another box in the requirement list. I liked how the child in the story mixes his play with the elements of family and his home. Different pieces of furniture play different parts as well, just like in many children's homes.

The book text is delivered in rhyme that goes well in this genre. I loved the storytelling feel of the book as it rhymed and changed from one subject to another. This writing style made it more entertaining to children and gave it a playful quality that kept the pace moving nicely.

All in all, this book will appeal most to kids 1 to 4 years of age. Older kids would enjoy it as well. It would be perfect for parents to read for kids at bedtime. Anyone who has spent time with toddlers will identify with the elements in this story. I could find nothing to dislike about this book. It is professionally edited, and I saw no errors. For these reasons, I give it 4 out of 4 stars. I found no reason to give it less than the highest rating. If you don't like cute books that make kids happy, this may not be the book for you.

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Post by Elvis Best »

I do enjoy reading children's books. Thanks for this lovely review, Verna. Good job!
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Book on socks, that would be interesting to read even though it is meant for the children.
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Post by MsH2k »

Playing in a pile of brightly colored socks sounds like as much fun as playing in a pile of beautiful autumn leaves. Pure joy! Thank you for a lovely review.
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Post by kdstrack »

I love the message this book portrays! The illustrations and the character development add to the positive message. This looks like a wonderful book to read to young ones or to gift to families with young children. Thanks for the recommendation!
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