Review by BoyLazy -- Sigfried's Smelly Socks!

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Review by BoyLazy -- Sigfried's Smelly Socks!

Post by BoyLazy » 13 Dec 2017, 01:13

[Following is a volunteer review of "Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!" by Len Foley.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! written by Len Foley promises to be a hilarious book for kids in the age group of 3-7 years and I assure you that it stands up to the promise. It is about a young boy's search for why his book smells so bad and the process of searching for the smell is shown in a very comic way. The creativity used in displaying this story is really amazing. It is true clean educational humor. There was a funny warning on the cover page saying that "Everyone says this book Stinks". I found it very clever and witty. The author has done a great job with his illustrations and storytelling, given the limited span of twenty-six pages.

Some of the illustrations were so real that I got a 5 dimensional experience. We could nearly smell the bad odor coming out of some parts of the book. Sigfried is really cute and very relatable. I am 29 years old and I loved it and found it funny. I was reminded of my childhood days and my old smelly socks that used be a mood-spoiler for my siblings. :x

The illustrations shown in the book are very different from the other books of this genre. It has a lot of full-page illustrations with great imagination and individuality. Some people may find a few moments as gross but I am not one of them as I like bathroom humor and find it cute. It was very yucky but amusing when in one of the pages, we found that her little sister had wiped her behind. I found it very adorable and funny. :lol:

The narration is short and uses rhyming words, so it could be easily read out to a kid. Some of the words used in the paragraphs like 'slobber', 'kraut', etc. were very difficult to understand even for me. In a way, if we look up for the words then there is something new to learn from it. :techie-studyingbrown:

It is a very large book with height - 10 inches and nearly equal width. So it may be difficult for kids to read from it by holding it in hands. It should be kept on a desk or on the floor while reading. On my mobile device it displays in landscape mode, which is really helpful to view the large images.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. It deserves it completely. I was really impressed by this book and it left me with a smile and made my day wonderful. I would love to read more books from this author. I recommend this book to be read to the kids who are really naughty, witty and have a good sense of humor. They could relate to this book and it would inspire them to explore their surroundings much more.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 15 Dec 2017, 10:42

Of course, the book is very funny. It made me laugh. I had to see the dictionary too for the words you have mentioned. I would suggest you to see my other reviews too and provide feedbeck. I would appreciate it.
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Post by BoyLazy » 15 Dec 2017, 21:35

Sarah Tariq wrote:
15 Dec 2017, 10:42
Of course, the book is very funny. It made me laugh. I had to see the dictionary too for the words you have mentioned. I would suggest you to see my other reviews too and provide feedbeck. I would appreciate it.
Thanks so much.. I had a laugh as well. I'll have a look.
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Post by Dystopiancitzn » 24 Dec 2017, 06:01

The book is so funny. Also, the illustrations are weird, yet so colorful and mesmerizing.
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Post by BoyLazy » 24 Dec 2017, 12:22

Dystopiancitzn wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 06:01
The book is so funny. Also, the illustrations are weird, yet so colorful and mesmerizing.
Yes I had a laugh. Loved the illustration 🤗
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Post by readandsmile » 25 Dec 2017, 03:15

Your're right! I laugh when I read it even if it feels so yucky. Everyone can relate on this book.
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Post by BoyLazy » 25 Dec 2017, 10:27

readandsmile wrote:
25 Dec 2017, 03:15
Your're right! I laugh when I read it even if it feels so yucky. Everyone can relate on this book.
The yucky part is too cute. Can't stop but laugh 😂
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Post by Dolor » 28 Jan 2018, 21:13

This is such a thorough review but I have a hunch that the moderator had pointed out your use of emoticons and gave you less score because of that. I am an emo girl too but I tried my hardest not to put even one of them in my reviews. Is my intuition right?

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Post by NL Hartje » 28 Jan 2018, 23:16

BoyLazy wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 01:13
Some of the illustrations were so real that I got a 5 dimensional experience. We could nearly smell the bad odor coming out of some parts of the book.
Ha! So true, the illustrations were great! I loved the mix of photo-realism and hand-drawn art!
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Post by Poornima » 25 Apr 2018, 03:56

The real illustrations made us feel like we were there..nice points that you have highlighted in your review :)

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