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Title:
A sock is a pocket for your toes : a pocket book
Author:
Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
A poetic celebration of non-traditional pockets and what they hold, pointing out that a sock is a pocket for your toes and a vase is a pocket for a rose.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 77407.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060295264

9780060295271
Format :
Book

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Summary

A cave is a pocket for a bear,
a breath is a pocket full of air.
A hat is a pocket for your hair,
and a seat is a pocket called a chair...

A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket Book is a whimsical pocket full of bells and balloons, ice cream and mud, giggles and hugs. Elizabeth Garton Scanlon's delightful verse is captured in Robin Preiss Glasser's energetic artwork, which follows four families through a busy day exploring the surprising ins and outs of the world's pockets.

This special book will leave readers young and old with pockets full of joy!


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. Here's a rhyme book that will appeal to kids' fascination with containers. The concept, abetted by Glasser's madcap illustrations, is that the world abounds in nontraditional pockets. The rhymes follow four families, at home and on day trips to the farm and the zoo, with part of the fun seeing how the families cross paths. Pockets are everywhere: caves are pockets for bears; a lake is a pocket for a duck; giggles are pockets for a laugh; arms are pockets for hugs; ears are pockets for a whisper. The story's comings-and-goings are nicely anchored by the children's getting dressed in the morning and being tucked in at night. Glasser's pastels enliven the action throughout: kids run, dance, and jump; soup spills; the wind tosses hats; and bubbles leak out of a bathtub. Fast-moving and fun. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In lively, rollicking rhyme, this book explores and stretches the concept of pockets as it follows four diverse families throughout a day as they interact with one another. In various settings (the zoo, a rural home, a city apartment), pockets become a lyrical metaphor to contain sounds, actions, objects, and behaviors. For example, "piggies love a pocket full of mud," "A phone is a pocket for a ring," "a bowl is a pocket full of soup," and "A pocket for a family is a home." Glasser's fresh, bright watercolor-and-pen illustrations are perfectly married to the text and tie the whole concept into a cohesive whole by extending the meaning of the words and enhancing the action. Surrounded by white space, the artist's drawings present inviting snapshots of a busy day. Astute readers will enjoy watching how the adults and youngsters intersect and interact with one another. A spur to imaginative thinking, this offering will encourage parents and children to examine their surrounding and create their own pockets that echo the themes of the poem.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.