09 November 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Picture Book Review: The SockKids Meet Lincoln by Michael John Sullivan & Susan Petrone

The SockKids Meet Lincoln

About the Book

Title: The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln

Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Susan Petrone

Illustrator: SugarSnail

Publication Date: August 14, 2013

Publisher: Independent

Pages: 40 (print)

Recommended Age: 3 to 8

Summary (Amazon):

Where do our missing socks go? Readers find out in our children’s series, The SOCKKIDS. We follow the Socker family through many adventures; from encountering the slobbery mouth of the family dog to meeting Santa as he comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve to helping a fireman save a baby to the most shy Socker going to the school dance for the first time. Thanks to the time-travel opportunities afforded by the spin cycle of the washer, they learn about some of the most important humans in the world. Children two and up and their parents will be drawn to the diversity of the family and the universal and timeless lessons they teach: don’t be afraid of new experiences; treat others as you would like to be treated, and of course, beware of the spin cycle!

 

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Review

I received a free PDF copy of The SockKids Meet Lincoln by Michael John Sullivan & Susan Petrone to review as part of their blog tour.

This is 2 year olds Hazel Nutt’s take on the book.

This SockKids picture book was an eye opening book, because not only did I learn why my socks go missing, but I also learned a little bit about Abraham Lincoln. Just a little bit mind, but it made me want to find out a little bit more. I’ve not read many history picture books, except ones about dinosaurs.

I think that the majority of my socks have gone on extended trips as we can’t seem to find them anywhere. I will have to remember to ask them as we find the matching pairs. I will also have to give all my socks names, that will keep mummy and daddy guessing for hours (teehee).

SockKids was another very orginial book (we’ve been really lucky this week with some exceptional examples of picture books and writing). We love to find picture books that are fun and original. Now, we will definitely look out for more history picture books, or even other SockKids books.

Up till now, we have mainly read animal (any kind) picture books, but we will definitely try to read more widely and find other books where we can learn more about the world, as well as enjoying a good story.

 

The Buzz

“I love the creativity of the story as well as the many lessons that can be discussed after reading this, including President Lincoln and what he stood for. (I enjoy books that allow you to start a dialog with children who read them, and this book does not disappoint.) The book is easy to read, which makes it appealing because children can read it with an adult or on their own. I even giggled a few times while reading this, and any story that can put a smile on someone’s face has my approval!.” ~ 5-Star Review from ksen, Amazon

“A unique, well written, highly creative story, bringing socks to life in this sweet tale of a family of socks who time travel through the washing machine. Laundry never sounded so colorful and fun, with the added bonus of teaching children about history in an amusing, loveable and magical way. Intertwining well developed characters, plus a real historical figure (Abraham Lincoln) in a story that will not only introduce children to this president, but also teaches them what Lincoln stood for, and the lessons that will resonate with adults so they may be able to share this time in history with a young child (children) in their life, creating reading memories they will always treasure. The SockKids is beautifully illustrated, colorful and the cute Socker images will bring a smile to your face, and the dialogue is sure to elicit laughter from both the reader and the child. ” ~ 5-Star review from Selena Robins, Amazon

“The SockKids Meet Lincoln is a fun way to introduce young kids to an important historical period and figure. The tone is lighthearted yet informative–perfect for the target age group. I found myself chuckling along too! I’ve always wondered where my socks went when they disappeared…” ~ 5-Star review from A. MacLean, Amazon

“This is an adorable story with a wonderful message. I loved the illustrations, so colorful, every child will love these pictures and love this story. We all have lost socks in the washing machine and how cute to picture them talking to each other. I also loved the journey to Lincoln and how it didn’t matter to him what color the socks were, his didn’t match, a hidden message which you will have to read the story to find out what all that means. I hope to see many other wonderful sockkids adventures from Mr. Sullivan. I would give this more than 5 stars!” ~ 5-Star review from Cynthia A. Springsteen, Amazon

 

About The Authors: Michael John Sullivan & Susan Petrone

Michael John Sullivan

MICHAEL JOHN SULLIVAN

Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKids. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforters had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan started writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan returned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprint). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year’s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody’s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has written articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.com, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online’s Patch.com service.

Susan Petrone

SUSAN PETRONE

Susan Petrone’s short fiction has been published by Glimmer Train, Featherproof Books, The Cleveland Review, Muse, Conclave, and Whiskey Island. Her first novel, A Body at Rest, was published in 2009 (Drinian Press). Her short story, Monster Jones Wants to Creep You Out (Conclave,2010) was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. She also writes about her beloved Cleveland Indians at ItsPronouncedLajaway.com for ESPN.com’s SweetSpot network. In addition, she is a regular contributor to Cool Cleveland.com.

 

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The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln Blog Tour Schedule (2013)

November 5

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Review)

November 6

Stitch Says (Character Interview)

Houseful of Chaos (Review)

November 7

No Doubt Learning (Review)

Unschooling Momma (Review)

November 8

Learning and Growing the Piwi Way (Review)

Books Direct (Author Interview)

November 9

K&A’s Children’s Book Reviews (Review)

Hazel Nutt’s Toddler Talk (Review)

November 10

Football Food and Motherhood (Review)

The World of ContestPatti (Review)

November 11

Bookworm for Kids (Review)

November 12

Mommynificent (Review)

Adalinc to Life (Review)

November 13

Stitch Says (Review)

Diane Estrella – That’s What I’m Here For (Review)

November 14

Giveaway Breaking News for Indonesia (Review)

November 15

Stanley and Katrina (Review)

For the Love of Books (Review)

November 16

Mel’s Shelves (Review)

Brooke Blogs (Review)

November 17

Christy’s Cozy Corners (Review)

November 18

BeachBoundBooks (Review)

Living as We (Review)

November 19

The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection (Review)

InkSpired: A Blog (Review)

November 20

We are the DinoFamily (Review)

Reviews by Karen (Guest Post)

November 21

Jessica’s Casserole (Review)

November 22

My Devotional Thoughts (Review)

Amanda’s Books and More (Review)

November 23

Books, Reviews, Etc. (Review)

The Jenny Evolution (Review)

November 24

Generation iKid (Guest Post)

Black Words – White Pages (Review)

November 25

This Southern Girl’s Life (Review)

 

*** The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln Blog Tour Giveaway ***

SockKids Grand Prize Blog Tour

Prize: 3 Grand Prize Winners:  $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash + a SockKids t-shirt
3 Secondary Prize Winners:  SockKids t-shirt

Contest runs: November 5 to December 2, 11:59 pm, 2013

Open: Worldwide

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The Grand Prize winner and secondary winners will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winners will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the authors Michael John Sullivan and Susan Petrone and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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2 Responses to “Picture Book Review: The SockKids Meet Lincoln by Michael John Sullivan & Susan Petrone”

  1. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews 9 November 2013 at 11:05 pm Permalink

    Oh Hazel! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. You’ll have to let us know some of the silly names you come up with for your socks. :) Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us on the SockKids Blog Tour.


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