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Odd Socks
by Michelle Robinson
Rebecca Ashdown, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823436590 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Preschool, Acceptance & Belonging, Valentine's Day, Love & Romance
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
SL.2.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 4, 6
W.2.3, 5, 6, 8
RL.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
L.2.1, 2, 2a, 2c, 2d, 3, 4, 4d, 5, 5a
RF.2.3, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c

About the Book

The love story of two socks goes awry in this sweet picture book with cheerful illustrations.

Suki and Sosh are a happy sock couple. They have a warm home, a pair of feet and they are in love . . . life couldn't be better. But one day, Suki gets a hole! Before long she is whisked out of the drawer and taken far, far away from Sosh. The other socks warn him, "There's no point in being a sock on your own!" and Sosh knows it's the truth. No one likes an odd sock. What will become of him, and will he ever find his true love again?

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How does author Michelle Robinson use rhythm and rhyme in the story? Find examples from the book. RL.2-3.4

2. Discuss the point of view. From whose point of view is the story told? RL.2-3.6

3. Write a story from the point of view of another article of clothing. You pick! W.2-3.3, 5, 6, 8

4. Create a story map showing how the story changes from the beginning to the end of the book. Draw pictures and present. RL.2-3.3/SL.2-3.4, 6