Saturday, March 23, 2013

Duck Sock Hop


Duck Sock Hop
by Jane Kohuth, illustrated by Jane Porter
Dial, 2012.  Unpaged.  Picture Book.

     Socks on ducks seem problematic:  splayed out feet, skinny little legs. But these ducks manage with larger-than-average socks snug on the webbed feet, loose as a goose on the legs.  And they dance.  "Three ducks boogie. One duck rocks. Two ducks stop and trade their socks." All the ducks dance until they wear holes in their socks and their lace fringes are torn and dragging.  Then what?  Back to the sock store, to buy new socks.  Kohut's rocking rhythm and Porter's brightly-colored birds make Duck Sock Hop a fine choice as a read-aloud and one kid's should ask for over and over until their parents go totally bughouse.  That's a recommendation.

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