2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book
2018 Speech Pathologists Book of the Year Shortlisted Book
2018 NSW, SA & Qld Premier’s Reading Challenge Book
PICTURE BOOK Ages 3 – 8
Written by Robyn Osborne
Illustrated by Sadami Konchi
Publisher Ford Street
Release Date Oct 2017
My Dog Socks is a heart-warming picture book which explores friendship, loyalty and belonging. While most people think Socks is an ordinary dog, through the magic of a child’s imagination, he becomes an enchanted character with many disguises.
With its clever use of alliteration, metaphor, rhyme and rhythm, and supported with beautiful illustrations by award winning artist Sadami Konchi, My Dog Socks is a perfect read aloud book to share with children of all ages. It would also make an excellent text to use in early childhood settings and class rooms, introducing young readers and writers to these literary devices in a fun, entertaining way.
Oh I so love this book! An excellent book for families who love dogs and imagination! Maggie Dent
Perfect for pre-school children (three years+), My Dog Socks provides plenty of imaginary fun and word play opportunities whilst celebrating that very special bond: the unconditional love, loyalty, and trust between a child and their dog. CBCA Reading Time
lt is cleverly written using rhythm, rhyme and alliteration and therefore the words roll off your tongue very easily when reading out aloud, making it ideal for story time. lt would also make a great example when teaching these literary styles in an English class. Highly recommended. The WA School Library Association
A book full of love and outdoor fun. Margaret Hamilton
I see more depth and fall in love with this book just a little bit more every time I read it.
This is a lovely addition to the range of books available about the place of dogs in our families and our hearts. Highly recommended. Fran Knight Read Plus
A charming story about the unconditional love between a boy and his dog that will resonate with little ones. Fascinating watercolour pictures that use shadows in a creative way and lots of verbs that children will enjoy acting to. The Bottom Shelf
The perfect read aloud book to share with young dog lovers, aged 3 to 8. Australian Dog Lovers
This is a beautiful tale about friendship, the imagination of the boy projects sock’s shadow into wonderful creatures. Jnr book worms book review
There are some great words, ideas and illustrations to discuss in this beautifully written and illustrated book.
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