Duck Sock Hop
Duck Sock Hop
Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737129, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2012
Warm-up, wiggle, stretch your beak.
Duck Sock Hop comes once a week
The mood is high, the sun is low,
the music starts, get ready, go
In this tongue-twisting, toe-tapping picture book, ducks grab socks from a big sock box and head on down to the duck sock hop. In socks with stripes and socks with spots, socks with squares and socks with dots, these brightly, boldly illustrated ducks dance until their socks go rip; and ducks teeter, tumble, twist, and trip. But not to worry; in this preschool-perfect read-aloud, when one sock hop ends, the countdown to the next one begins. So, prepare for a feel-good, giggle-inducing read.
Now a Bank Street 2013 Best Book of the Year!
"In syncopated rhymes, this "quackerjack" of a silly story will have toes tappin' and little hands clappin'. . . . Ready made for wonderful fun at story time (sock theme, anyone?) or as one rollicking lap read, but be prepared, as kids will flock to hear it again." -- Kirkus
"Here's a picture book to start a happy hullabaloo at storyhour, to get the little ones rocking and reeling. . . . A good purchase for libraries in need of picture books for interactive, movement-oriented read-alouds." -- School Library Journal
"With no forcible way to get a 3-year-old to please just get them on already, perhaps it's better to win him over gently to the sock's allure. In the charming "Duck Sock Hop," a brace of brightly colored ducks pull out an appealing assortment . . . " -- The New York Times Book Review
"The rhymes here are rollicking, alliterative, webbed-foot-tapping fun, and debut illustrator Porter's heavily lined, brightly patterned art extends the ducks' sheer joy. The funniest thing about the art? Giant socks housing skinny duck legs. This begs for a shoes-off storytime with toddlers doing some wiggling of their own." -- Booklist