Great Sock Secret by Susan Whelan and
Gwynneth Jones (EK Books) PB RRP $19.99
Reviewed by Elizabeth Vercoe
No doubt we’ve all asked some big curly
questions: Is there life on other planets? Trump or Clinton? Where do single
socks disappear to? ‘The Great Sock Secret’ title is apt.
Only in THIS case, the answer is one that no-one to my knowledge has ever
Apparently single socks are all taken away and used by fairies.
Luckily for us, in this magical storybook, we get to actually see what the
fairies do with the socks. We also witness the ways in which one little girl
tries to protect her fairy friends.
Great Sock Secret is a funny, whimsical
story that pokes fun at grownups everywhere because we simply don’t see
As ever, the wonderful illustrations of
Gwynneth Jones provide an extra layer of story to each double page spread so
that readers both young and old will be poring over them long after the words
This is a delightful, fresh and engaging
It is also available as one of three
books in the Sugar and Spice Collection, a beautifully presented boxed set.