One Red Sock

by Jennifer Sattler (Author) Jennifer Sattler (Illustrator)

One Red Sock
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
A little purple hippo faces a dilemma. While getting dressed one day, she realizes that she is missing a red sock. But as she searches throughout her sock drawer, she cannot find a suitable replacement. From blue to green and gray to white, nothing she finds will match. But does that really matter? This new picture-book offering from Jennifer Sattler (Bully) reminds readers of all ages of the enjoyment that may occur when one lets go and embraces imperfection.

School Library Journal

PreS-K--A purple hippo puts on a red sock, but has difficulty finding a matching one in this amusing picture book. After realizing the red sock is missing, the hippo searches her sock drawer, finding several other socks of different colors, but none of them match hers. Finally, she pulls out a polka dot sock, and determines that the mismatched pair matches the state of her messy room, and happily wears the two together. The final page reveals that the second red sock had been there all along, mixed in with other clothes sloppily gathered on a chair. Sattler uses playful, bouncy rhymes and a cute, endearing hippo to teach young readers about color in a fun, lighthearted way. The illustrations are bright, bold, and colorful and each new color is introduced with large block letters and a two page-spread, making this title particularly appealing for group-sharing. The hippo's decision to happily wear the mismatched socks is humorous, as is the reveal that, unbeknownst to the hippo, the missing sock had been there all along. VERDICT With eye-catching colors, sprightly rhymes, and a peppy protagonist, this title makes a charming addition to color-themed concept books. Recommended.--Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Jennifer Sattler

Jennifer Sattler is the creator of the picture books Chick 'n' Pug, Chick 'n' Pug Meet the Dude, Pig Kahuna, Pig Kahuna Pirates!, and Sylvie. She is married and has two children and two dogs, both of which are part basset hound and thus aspire to be much bigger dogs than they really are. She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.
www.jennifersattler.com

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781534110267
Lexile Measure
400L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date
August 20, 2019
Series
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BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV048000 - Juvenile Fiction | Clothing & Dress
JUV057000 - Juvenile Fiction | Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
JUV002330 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Hippos & Rhinos
Library of Congress categories
Lost and found possessions
Lost articles
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Hippopotamus
Perfection
Socks

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