Sunday 2 October 2016

The Great Sock Secret

The Great Sock Secret by Susan Whelan and Gwynneth Jones (EK Books) PB RRP $19.99
ISBN 978-1-925335-24-8

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 broached. 

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. 

The Great Sock Secret is a funny, whimsical story that pokes fun at grownups everywhere because we simply don’t see fairies.

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 have finished…

This is a delightful, fresh and engaging read.

It is also available as one of three books in the Sugar and Spice Collection, a beautifully presented boxed set.

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