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'Sock on the Loose' is a New Storytime Favorite

The story of Blue Sock, who goes on an adventure after his twin doesn't come back from the wash

By Kara Murphy February 23, 2021

You know how some kid books you don't mind reading over and over because they're so creative and funny but still manage to pass on a great message?

"Sock on the Loose" is one of those kinds of books.

Written by debut author-illustrator (and dad!) Conor McGlauflin, this rhyming picture book tells the story of Blue Sock, who goes on an adventure after his twin doesn't come back from the wash. I love his simple but beautiful watercolor illustrations. Each one is a work of art.

I also loved the playful rhyming text throughout “Sock on the Loose." Talk about letting your imagination go wild!

But it's not just silly — there's an important message there for kids in the pages: There are so many things a sock (or a child!) can do when given a chance to try something new.

It's a great message for kids, especially those like my son, who struggles with trying new things. This book offered helpful and gentle encouragement about budding independence and celebrating uniqueness — messaging that I appreciated and that also inspired an excellent discussion.

If you're looking for a new great kids' book to add to your library (and aren't we always looking for a new great book?) check out "Sock on the Loose." It's the perfect addition to any storytime.