Review by Sunnyroyish -- Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!

This forum is for volunteer reviews by members of our review team. These reviews are done voluntarily by the reviewers and are published in this forum, separate from the official professional reviews. These reviews are kept separate primarily because the same book may be reviewed by many different reviewers.
Post Reply
User avatar
Sunnyroyish
Posts: 348
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 11:55
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Journey of a Bedroom Poet
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sunnyroyish.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Review by Sunnyroyish -- Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!

Post by Sunnyroyish » 10 Jan 2019, 07:14

[Following is a volunteer review of "Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!" by Len Foley.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


It's the most smelly and dirty book I've read so far. You will know the reason as I am going to uncover the secret in my review. So kindly bear with me.

Sigfried's Smelly Socks by Len Foley is an engaging children's book. From the very start of the book, something is smelly. No one knows what it is. Maybe it is the rotten banana or the chewing gum. But nothing is comparable with the smelly socks of Sigfried that are hidden under the bed. There are different kinds of socks, and each one smells different. One of them is a grey sock that smells exactly like an old potato. It's probably because Sigfried's uncle Kato left a potato there. He also spilt some ketchup and dribbled turnip clumps. Compared to all of this, Sigfried's socks don't cause much trouble. But he finally decides to wash them anyway.

From the funny-looking Sigfried to his dirty socks, I loved every corner of this book. The story is funny, and it is written in rhymes, which is appropriate for children. Some of the important words in the book were boldened to make them more noticeable. Visually, the book was a delight to read. Smart use of colours and cartoons made it a perfect children's book. Overall, the book made me laugh, and that is what matters most in a children's book.

The book was proficiently edited. I couldn't find a single typo in it. It is probably because the book is very short, consisting of only 27 pages, and the pages contain 4-10 lines on average. Clearly, I didn't dislike anything about this book.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. As I stated earlier that, this is a perfect children's book. Hence, the rating seems appropriate from my point of view. I recommend this book to children from 4-7 years of age. It is also recommended to parents who have kids in their home. My only request to you is that you buy a physical book instead of a digital one. In my opinion, a physical book is always a better option for children.

******
Sigfried’s Smelly Socks!
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon

Like Sunnyroyish's review? Post a comment saying so!
Life is just a parenthesis in the vastness of infinity.

User avatar
Kelyn
Posts: 104
Joined: 09 May 2018, 07:34
2019 Reading Goal: 24
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 4
Currently Reading: Rowan Wood Legends
Bookshelf Size: 84
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kelyn.html
Latest Review: End of the Last Great Kingdom by Victor Rose

Post by Kelyn » 11 Jan 2019, 02:05

I agree that books they can physically hold are great for children, but if digital is the only option, that can be just as enjoyable. Anyway, this sounds like a delightfully funny book and one that has the "gross" factor that kids seem to think is so hilarious. I'll have to look this one up to read to my grandson! Thanks for the great review!
Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it's a simple adventure story...Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe. (E. Cline - Ready Player One)

User avatar
Sunnyroyish
Posts: 348
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 11:55
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Journey of a Bedroom Poet
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sunnyroyish.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Sunnyroyish » 11 Jan 2019, 03:22

Kelyn wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 02:05
I agree that books they can physically hold are great for children, but if digital is the only option, that can be just as enjoyable. Anyway, this sounds like a delightfully funny book and one that has the "gross" factor that kids seem to think is so hilarious. I'll have to look this one up to read to my grandson! Thanks for the great review!
I agree with you. When I was a child, only poop related jokes seemed funny to me. Thanks for your reply.
Life is just a parenthesis in the vastness of infinity.

User avatar
Nerea
Posts: 350
Joined: 11 May 2018, 05:13
2018 Reading Goal: 10
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 80
Currently Reading: Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks
Bookshelf Size: 131
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nerea.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Nerea » 11 Jan 2019, 07:06

True. Everything in the book is funny, especially Sigfried's last resort on his dirty socks broke my ribs. Thank you for your kind review.
"Regular reading improves your grammar."

User avatar
Shrabastee
Posts: 961
Joined: 23 Mar 2018, 00:38
2019 Reading Goal: 30
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 13
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 185
2017 Reading Goal: 0
Favorite Book: The Warramunga's War
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 303
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-shrabastee.html
Latest Review: Strong Heart by Charlie Sheldon

Post by Shrabastee » 11 Jan 2019, 08:20

I liked your take on the book. Indeed, this book is perfectly suitable for young children, albeit really smelly! You made a very valid point about buying a physical book to glean all the attractions the book has to offer. Thank you for your review!

User avatar
Sunnyroyish
Posts: 348
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 11:55
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Journey of a Bedroom Poet
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sunnyroyish.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Sunnyroyish » 11 Jan 2019, 12:24

Nerea wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 07:06
True. Everything in the book is funny, especially Sigfried's last resort on his dirty socks broke my ribs. Thank you for your kind review.
Lolz... Thanks for the reply.
Life is just a parenthesis in the vastness of infinity.

User avatar
Sunnyroyish
Posts: 348
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 11:55
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Journey of a Bedroom Poet
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sunnyroyish.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Sunnyroyish » 11 Jan 2019, 12:26

Shrabastee wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 08:20
I liked your take on the book. Indeed, this book is perfectly suitable for young children, albeit really smelly! You made a very valid point about buying a physical book to glean all the attractions the book has to offer. Thank you for your review!
Yup, physical books are way better. You can also smell them. That's an incentive.
Life is just a parenthesis in the vastness of infinity.

User avatar
Sahani Nimandra
Bookshelves Moderator
Posts: 1695
Joined: 27 Nov 2017, 22:49
2019 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 5
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 5
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and The Sorceress Stone
Currently Reading: MY FRIEND Marilyn
Bookshelf Size: 566
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sahani-nimandra.html
Latest Review: Four Funny Potatoes! by Len Foley
Reading Device: Huawei

Post by Sahani Nimandra » 14 Jan 2019, 07:33

I like the nature of your synopsis. The daring nature to stand out and be naked in that childish behavior explains all about this read. Spot-on review! 8) 8-)
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid! - Jane Austen :techie-studyingbrown:

User avatar
Sunnyroyish
Posts: 348
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 11:55
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Journey of a Bedroom Poet
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sunnyroyish.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Sunnyroyish » 14 Jan 2019, 08:45

Sahani Nimandra wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 07:33
I like the nature of your synopsis. The daring nature to stand out and be naked in that childish behavior explains all about this read. Spot-on review! 8) 8-)
Thanks
Life is just a parenthesis in the vastness of infinity.

User avatar
Lunastella
Posts: 512
Joined: 27 Apr 2018, 16:22
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 12
Currently Reading: El baile de las luciérnagas
Bookshelf Size: 652
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lunastella.html
Latest Review: Fate Line by Marc J. Seifer

Post by Lunastella » 14 Jan 2019, 11:59

Kids find so amusing the silly little things like the smelly subject! It seems like a very enjoyable book and boldening certain words is a great idea.
I agree with you that a physical copy is the best way to go with kids: they engage a lot through their senses and it's not the same with digital media.
Thanks for a very gratifying review!

User avatar
Sunnyroyish
Posts: 348
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 11:55
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Journey of a Bedroom Poet
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sunnyroyish.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Sunnyroyish » 14 Jan 2019, 22:34

Lunastella wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:59
Kids find so amusing the silly little things like the smelly subject! It seems like a very enjoyable book and boldening certain words is a great idea.
I agree with you that a physical copy is the best way to go with kids: they engage a lot through their senses and it's not the same with digital media.
Thanks for a very gratifying review!
Thanks
Life is just a parenthesis in the vastness of infinity.

User avatar
Ronel_Steyn
Posts: 69
Joined: 08 Feb 2018, 11:41
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 12
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ronel-steyn.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing

Post by Ronel_Steyn » Yesterday, 07:28

This was the book I chose for my first review. Unsure of how to rate, what to focus on, etc. I wasn't able to express how the author was able to make me smell all those smells just with his words. Your review was thorough, thank you!

User avatar
Sunnyroyish
Posts: 348
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 11:55
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Currently Reading: Journey of a Bedroom Poet
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sunnyroyish.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Sunnyroyish » Today, 01:36

Ronel_Steyn wrote:
Yesterday, 07:28
This was the book I chose for my first review. Unsure of how to rate, what to focus on, etc. I wasn't able to express how the author was able to make me smell all those smells just with his words. Your review was thorough, thank you!
My first review was horrible. It happens. Thanks for the comment.
Life is just a parenthesis in the vastness of infinity.

Post Reply

Return to “Volunteer Reviews”