Monday, July 1, 2013

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting- ADVISABLE

Bunting, Eve Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier. 32 pgs.  Clarion Books, 2013. $16.99.  PICTURE BOOK. 

Duck has lost is new blue socks and can’t seem to find them anywhere.  He asks his friends the fox, Mr. Ox, and even the peacocks.  All his friends are concerned for Duck and share advice as to where the socks might be located.  Duck is unable to find them in his box or down by the rocks.  The longer he looks, the more worried he becomes. With a sharp eye one of his peacock friends is able to help solve the mystery.  

This is a great rhyming book.  Bunting’s style is perfect for reading aloud.  Children will be thrilled with the storyline as well as the illustrations done in beautiful watercolor paintings. Duck’s expressions are perfectly depicted.  Ruzzier adds humor to this book by painting in a pair of underwear in one scene and having the Ox sitting at an easel painting a tree as if it was the most natural thing for an ox to do.  The story has a bit of a Dr. Seuss feel to it.  

Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  ADVISABLE.  Reviewer: SL

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