My Dog Socks
Ford St., 2017
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
Most people think Socks is an ordinary dog, but he is anything but. In fact, he is a chameleon who changes with his environment. In the forest, he is a black bear, a wild wolf , even a terrible tiger. On the farm, he can be a contented cow, a greedy goat or a pongy pig, while the beach weaves its own magic. But at the end of the day , there is only one thing Socks needs to be…
A charming story about the unconditional love between a boy and his dog that will resonate with little ones. Fascinating watercolour pictures that use shadows in a creative way and lots of verbs that children will enjoy acting to. And they will have plenty of tales to tell about their own pooches.
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