My Dog Socks


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



Hardback $24.95

Paperback $16.95

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.

Socks – the inspiration for My Dog Socks


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.        

Brook Tayla Tell Tales To Me

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 cheerful and amusing read with one very cute canine! Boomerang Books

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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